Quotations on Diversity–Revisited

Brilliant and profound quotations on diversity. ‘Gloria’ couldn’t have said it any better. She is the real deal when it comes to diversity. Thank you, Charles French.

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“It is never too late to give up your prejudices”

                                                            Henry David Thoreau



“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.”

                                                             Mahatma Gandhi



It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

                                                            Maya Angelou

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I was a live guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. I am highlighted in the seventh edition of Jim Trelease's million-copy bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
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14 Responses to Quotations on Diversity–Revisited

  1. This is all so true, and something we need to do ourselves, and to teach our children and grandchildren to do as well. These are difficult times in society, and it behoves us to put out extra efforts to do everything we can to bring about balance in the way people are treating each other once again. Thank you kindly.

  2. Darlene says:

    These quotes are perfect!

  3. Opher says:

    So pertinent to today!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I live in a neighborhood with all kinds of people, so the stores and library are all full of all kinds of people. For my grandchildren diversity is normal. When I was growing up I only ever saw one kind of people and it has taken me time to appreciate diversity as a result.

    • Jennie says:

      I know exactly what you mean, as I grew up the same way. It took me into adulthood to understand and appreciate the diversity in many people. And my grandchildren are lucky enough to have diversity in their everyday lives. Thank you, Elizabeth.

  5. frenchc1955 says:

    Jennie, thank you so much for the reblogging!

  6. beetleypete says:

    Diversity hit me all at once, around 1970. I grew up in a poor part of London, where everyone was white, and British. Then the influx of immigrants and their move into most parts of the UK came as a shock at first. But then we got 24-hour convenience stores, Indian restaurants, and so much more. It only took a very short time for me to appreciate the way that it expanded our minds, and benefited the country.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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