Is celebrating diversity wrong?


Good morning,

I am a Resident Assistant at my college. Part of my job is doing programming for celebrating different cultures with programs such as Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Arab Culture Month, etc. I just recently read your statement on Black Lives Matter, and I was wondering if I would be in the same boat, considering these events highlight differences in cultures. I did not believe so, considering these programs are open to all students and focus on bringing unity by highlighting the beauty of different cultures and why they are important. These programs also allow students to see the impacts made by people of different backgrounds despite the hatred they face, and so I saw these more as history lessons rather than devices used to divide.

What is your opinion on this and history or heritage months in general? Also, since these are a big chunk of my job as an RA, would you suggest I resign from the position?

Thank you!


There is nothing wrong with recognizing and celebrating the different cultures worldwide. However, a problem occurs when one or more cultures are excluded because of hatred for that culture. While groups claim they are promoting equity, there is no equity as soon as any group is discriminated against. Christianity is treating everyone the same. "Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment" (I Corinthians 1:10).

There is also a problem when sin is disguised as a culture. Christians do not promote sin (Romans 1:39).

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