Is it possible for a white American to understand diversity?
What I do understand that is that a civilized world, living in peace can only be attained through an understanding and acceptance of a diversified world.
With this in mind, I founded an initiative using the LinkedIn social media forum called Global Goodwill Ambassadors. The initiative has a simple mission. To recognize people from every nation, race, color, and socio-economic caste; who do goodwill toward others. The only thing Global Goodwill Ambassadors, looks at is the volunteering, charitable, or humanitarian works of any individual. We exercise no bias. We also have only one commodity, that of Goodwill. We are not commercialize in any way. We are apolitical and free of hatred.
My mission was to give anyone the opportunity to receive this designation. My secondary mission was to break down misconceptions that people had based on the limits of media reports or or inter-country propaganda, that there is goodness throughout the people of the world.
From an initiative I founded four years ago a large structured group has emerged. With volunteer from every country and all walks of life, we are all learning about the loving, charitable, heart of the human spirit everywhere. The thousands of letters of support and nominations to be recognized as a Global Goodwill Ambassador, is a testament to diversity in motion.
We can all learn to accept the good hearts of all people. As a society we still have a long way to go. As for what individuals can do to participate in a world that accepts all people as one united race, I know we can achieve that dream someday. Any doubters only need to look at the outpouring of love and respect that people of goodwill are sharing as Global Goodwill Ambassadors.