HI! MY NAME IS Adam O. I am a writer living in Minneapolis, MN. I am an average person, driven by a goal to always keep improving so that I LEAVE the world a LITTLE better than when i found iT.

Diversity as an act of species survival

I would like to see more women and more people of color in positions of leadership in our country. I think having different perspectives, from people with different experiences, not only helps individuals grow personally, but helps our society reduce conflict and injustice through a broader understanding. 

For my act of good today, I put two images together, no Photoshopping, of Minnesota Gov. Dayton signing a bill, and of President Trump signing a bill. No comment or caption necessary. 

I wrote recently about how women are literally discriminated against to death throughout the world, with girls not getting the same opportunities (even to survive) as boys/men.  And I wrote about how Minnesota elected the first Muslim woman, Ilhan Omar, to any state legislature in the nation. 

I’m not going to write a speech here about the importance of diversity, except to say, quite simply, that white men have been running shit for a long, long while, and it’s time to give everyone a seat at that table and enter into what is, and must be, a global community—if we are all going to survive as a species.

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