Tuesday, September 26, 2006

INEQUALITY

To actively promote diversity and build bridges, champions are needed. The work is demanding as it requires strong communication skills and a good awareness of at least two cultures. There are very few ethnic minority people with such skills, and those who do have them do not have the resources to provide the advice for free on a continual basis. Also there is a huge demand on their time not least from the communities where they come from. All too often, the wealthy and the resourceful are too busy guarding their wealth to participate in such activities.

There is a demand for people in Schools and institutions which are trying actively to get diverse representatives from different communities. The government needs to invest resources in training such people and motivating them to get involved. Also the mainstream community need to understand and give space to such people and help them become more involved citizens.

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