Intelligence Comes in All Colors

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Editor:

I am writing in response to the 4-25-05 article that Edward Stevenson wrote. “Intellectual Differences are More Important Than Multiculturalism”, I can agree that intellectual diversity is important, but the only catch is that intelligence comes in all colors. I believe there are intelligent people and people who have academic challenges. White males don’t always fall in the first category and minorities in the other. If you really believe there are intelligent minorities in the world, shouldn’t you question why the enrollment doesn’t reflect that truth? There are a lot of intelligent minorities who want a chance to educate themselves and contribute to our community. Minorities have been contributing to society for centuries however that is rarley noted in the main stream media. Some main stream culture fear the intelligence of minorities because “Knowledge is Power.” The idea that we as a society would have to admit that minorities are intelligent makes some of us uncomfortable because power could be taken away on political and economic levels. You could sit in a room with all White males with different cars and think that you are challenging yourself but you are not. Because, although you have slight differences you haven’t allowed yourself to really come out of your comfort zones and learn to work with people who look different than you do. So why don’t you really challenge yourself? And allow minorities who are educated and hard working your same privilege.

News Flash! People of all different colors helped build this country

Education is the key,

Jocelyn LongSeniorEnglish