Citizens of the World,
When attempting to combat intolerance, many have decided to “Embrace Diversity.” While fighting injustice is a noble effort, it must be based on solid ethical ground. Embracing diversity often implies that it is important to preserve separate identities based on ethnicity, nationality, religion, and so on.
Unfortunately, it is precisely those divisions that have caused much of the injustice in the first place. The human species must transcend these primitive notions and strive for unity. Not the unity of mindless conformists, but the unity arising from free individuals with mutual respect and common purpose. If we are to create a more peaceful global community and move forward as a civilization, we must identify first and foremost with humanity as a whole, above any arbitrary social constructs.