“Whence all this passion towards conformity anyway? — diversity is the word. Let man keep his many parts and you’ll have no tyrant states. Why, if they follow this conformity business they’ll end up by forcing me, an invisible man, to become white, which is not a colour but the lack of one. Must I strive towards colourlessness? But seriously, and without snobbery, think of what the world would lose if that should happen. America is woven of many strands; I would recognise them and let it so remain. It’s ‘winner take nothing’ that is the great truth of our country or of any country. Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat. Our fate is to become one, and yet many —This is not prophecy, but description.”
"Invisible Man," Ralph Ellison.
If you want to know my views on diversity and what position I hope for my country to embrace, you have it here.