Penn State Extension Diversity Activities

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

The Penn State Extension is offering diversity activities for younger students that have four goals: Two of them are actually pretty good.

The four objectives are:

~Recognize how we place self-imposed limits on the way we think.

~Discover that, in many ways, people from different cultures and backgrounds hold similar values and beliefs.

~Become more aware of our own cultural viewpoints and the stereotypes we may have inadvertently picked up.

~Accept and respect the differences and similarities in people.

Arguably, and we would, numbers two and four are excellent. In fact, they are reminiscent of two Biblical truths:

~Do unto others as you would have them do unto you; and

~We are all equal in the eyes of God.

Yet and still, in a secular world, what are the odds that these last two will ever be referenced?