The Benefits of Diversity

Tuesday’s Montgomery Advertiser had an interesting story on school diversity. The story, originally from USA Today, describes Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, where a diverse student body may show the beginning of a trend to increase diversity in the country’s schools.
In cities like New York, New Orleans, Denver, and other cities, young, white middle-class families are staying in urban areas instead of moving to the suburbs that they see as ”sterile” and “boring,” the story says. But, so far the trend is limited.
In the corporate world, diversity is a no-brainer. Executives with “varied cultural backgrounds and experiences help broaden strategic perspectives,” according to a recent study by McKinsey on diversity among top teams.