Why is this thrown about that it's a good thing? I don't think it's a bad thing, but I don't think it's necessarily a good thing either. I don't think it should matter. I want my kids to go to a good school, I don't care what the diversity of the school is, I don't care if it's 100% white, 100% black, 100% hispanic, I don't care, I just want it to be a good school where teachers teach and care about the kids; why is the racial makeup a big deal?
The same goes for where I live. I want to live in a neighborhood where the people care about your neighbor, they care about their homes and how they look. Where they look out for each other and the community. Why should I care how many blacks, whites, hispanics or asians live in the area? Why is there this big push, this big emphasis on ... DIVERSITY?
One stated goal of many people is to erase racial discrimination. The push for diversity seems to accentuate and point out that people of "that race" live there and people of "this race" live here. It feels like it helps keep the idea of "different" races front and center rather than being concerned about have a GOOD school and living in a GOOD neighborhood.
What am I missing?