Nobody said the progressive left’s goal is to be fair. They developed things like white privilege, sensitivity training, and diversity training to teach us what they want us to believe. White privilege says that it is easier for you to be successful if you are white and because of that you should feel guilty, because white people enjoy opportunities other people don’t. Sensitivity and diversity training teach that we must have inclusive workplaces, organizations, schools and societies. This makes the judgement that race (ie. skin color) and sexual choice are important parts of how we define the value of a person and the implication is that white people are over-valued, and minorities and homosexuals are under-valued. Not only does this thinking support valuing people based on race and sexual orientation, it denies the real value of humanity. Let me explain more below:
Let’s be clear, when we talk about race, the bible says there is one race, Adam’s race. We are all made in the image of God and that is what gives us value, not the color of our skin, or the place we were born, not even the bad choices we make. Bad choices cause sin when we break God’s law, but it doesn’t make us any less valuable as a human. The value of a person is not dependent upon geology, our sin, or how the sun reflects off our skin. The bible says we were purchased with a price (1 Corinthians 6:20, Acts 17:11, Galatians 3:13-15) and are valuable because we are owned by God. Think of this as an analogy: Sometimes estates of people are sold off at auction. Often celebrities’ items are sold for prices much higher than their actual value. Jackie Onassis’ fake pearls sold for about $47,000, the real value of the fake pearls is only a tiny fraction of that amount. Why? Simply because of who owned them.
“The triple-strand necklace on its own would be worth at most in the very low hundred (pounds),” Jean Ghika said. “It’s fair to say that 99.9% of the value is because they belonged to Jackie Kennedy.” – http://news.instyle.com/2010/08/03/up-for-auction-jackie-kennedys-pearls/
Here’s what I am getting at. We may have different talents and gifts, and that is what diversity should be focused on in an organizational context. Diversity is a very good thing when properly understood. To understand value though, we need to understand deeper things than what is currently being used in diversity and sensitivity training models in far too many HR departments.
If we want to heal this nation and make our companies and organizations more profitable and successful, we need a new rhetoric. We must get past defining every issue by skin color, sexual orientation, and fairness. We need a biblical understanding of humanity and we need to really learn, as organizations, how to be effective, ethical, and truly care for our followers, customers and employees without starting by labeling them as black, gay, strait, asian, privileged, or poor.