I am going to celebrate diversity this morning in a way that I can safely say has never been done in the history of forever.
As I was looking through the online news in USA today and LA times this morning there were 3 articles that caught my attention. The first article pointed out that as of 12:01 AM Tuesday Sep 20 DADT has been officially repealed. It is a time for gays to celebrate as this day brings us one step closer to being considered equal in the eyes of the law. While there is still a lot of work to be done to achieve full equality, this is a major milestone and it deserves to be celebrated.
I was also pleased to read another article that claimed the amount of mixed race marriages between blacks and whites are on the rise. A very interesting point was made that the rate of black men marrying white women was much higher than black women marrying white men. I have a theory on why that is the case but I’d like to hear from the readers on their thoughts as to what’s up with that.
The article went on to say that mixed race marriages between whites and Hispanics and whites and Asians have platued but at a much higher rate than blacks and whites. The mix of men vs women of Hispanics was also much closer to 50/50 and Asian women are more likely to marry white men. I am interested in what the readers have to say about why they think why mixed marriages are more common for Asians and Hispanics. Again the fact that mixed marriages are becoming less of an issue in the country is a milestone to be celebrated because it is a sign that the barriers between races are steadily decreasing and we are one step closer to realizing the Dream of Martin Luther King and so many others who have fought for equality and civility among people of all races and ethnicities.
Finally, I am very happy to report that in the third interesting article I read this morning, it states that the largest ever brood of baby blue iguanas was born this summer in the San Diego Zoo. Indigenous to the Grand Cayman Islands, the Blue Iguana population was as low as only a few dozen when a concerted effort was made to save the species through a capture and breed program. A total of 9 hatchlings were born in the zoo from two different females and all of the little guys are doing great. Over time 500 captive Blue Iguanas have been released to the wild resulting in a comeback of the species. I think it’s fantastic that there are many scientists and animal lovers who have a vision to preserve the beauty of our planet so future generations will know and understand how amazing our natural environment really is.
There you have it. I am 99.9 % sure that this is the first blog post in the history of blogging that discussed gays in the military, interracial marriage, and Blue Iguanas in the same article. Anyone care to challenge me on that? Diversity has been taken to a whole new level.