Human difference takes on many forms. This can be as simple as having brown eyes or blue. Or more complex, such as having ginger hair in a sea of blond and brown. The more types of difference a person experiences, the more complicated their experiences can become. And we are living at a time when multicultural diversity is becoming ever more significant to the dynamics of our societies. Perhaps the nature of difference has become more complex than ever before.
Happy New Year, everyone! I imagine a lot of you are thrilled to see the end of 2018. For me, it was a year of endings and beginnings in a lot of ways -- ending my career in teaching (at least for the next 4 years), beginning a PhD -- and a year of dramatic transformation and self-discovery.
Take up the White Man's Burden Send forth the best ye breed- Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives’ need; To wait in heavy harness On fluttered folk and wild- Your new-caught sullen peoples, Half devil and half child.