What if we stop talking [diversity, sex, bullying, race. etc ]?



I've been in the startup world long enough (about a decade) to see "diversity" and "women in tech" issues evolving from honest efforts to fancy reports by VC-backed startups and corporates alike. The real numbers, when it comes to gender representation and equal pay, are still far from ideal. If we address race diversity, the problem is even higher. You can not pick the least evil statistics here, it all sucks. Although not so dramatic, I have experienced discrimination myself, by simply being an immigrant in so-called "a first world country".  

Now, as I take a sabbatical to research the education system worldwide and, in the process, get a Master in how technology can change the future of learning - I see the same issues of diversity brought up in classrooms. Perhaps that's a great place to start these conversations, but recently an alternative old idea by Morgan Freeman popped into my head.

What if we stop talking about race, sex, gender diversity and other sensible issues and instead install a universal law that requires treating everyone as equal rights simple humans? What if we don't give reasons for discrimination because the differences are gone?

Let's imagine, just for a moment. What if?


  1. Video that inspired this question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3cGfrExozQ
  2. A video that represents the utopia if such a question was really viable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7IP4UlXvG8 
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