As Plato reports Socrates teaching: the beginning of wisdom is the admission that one is ignorant. Only when it is understood
 that one's present view is partial, and might even be mistaken, can progress be made.

(To enjoy all the features on this website a High Speed/Broadband Connection is required)
 


Nancy and David Hensen

Authors and Developers
of
Let's Discuss Diversity.com


Embracing Change,
Tolerance & Understanding
Through Meaningful Conversation


      Check out our newest feature:
Racisms-Sexisms
And Other Inadvertently Ignorant Remarks

Nancy Hensen Reflects


Biographies and Video Clips of
Influential Diversity Advocates



Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



Maya Angelou



Malcolm X



Ralph David Abernathy
 


Ella Baker


Julian Bond


Daisy Bates



Whoopie Goldberg
 

Photo Gallery of Notable
Civil Rights Advocates

Take The Challenge!
See how many you can Identify
by their photo only.


Unwritten

Natasha Bedingfield



Original Artwork by David Hensen


The Definition of Diversity

1: the condition of having or being composed of differing elements : variety; especially : the inclusion of different types of people (as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization <programs intended to promote diversity in schools>
 
2: an instance of being composed of differing elements or qualities : an instance of being diverse <a diversity of opinion>

The Definition of
Prejudice

1:  injury or damage resulting from some judgment or action of another in disregard of one's rights; especially : detriment to one's legal rights or claims

2
a (1) : preconceived judgment or opinion (2) : an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge b : an instance of such judgment or opinion c : an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics.
                        


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as we attempt to provide a platform  for meaningful discussion in an effort to
 promote Diversity.


"Some People Change"


Blowin in the Wind
Bob Dylan


Trying To Be Ok With Who We Are
Thought Provoking and insightful

 

Poignant and Prophetic lyrics in this Tommy James song.
Too bad the aspirations of this song are still unrealized in 2013.
You'd think after all these years we would have evolved further.
The key I guess ... is that we KEEP trying.

 


Our Comment Page "Your Voice" is up and running!
We Welcome your Comments, Opinions and Experiences
Feel Free to Join in the Discussion!


The Five - 1st Amendment Freedoms

     
Watch Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Last Prophetic Speech


When asked what he thought about Western Civilization
      Mahatma Gandhi responded,  "I think it would be a good idea."

      "Whatever you do will be insignificant,
      but it is very important that you do it."
                                                       
Mahatma Gandhi
 


     Learning about Diversity, Understanding Diversity and
      Embracing Diversity are Goals Worth Attaining.

       It's Never Too Late to Change
      
Dig Deep...Find Your Inner Strength
       It is Only Together That We Can Be Our Best
!
                                                                             Nancy Hensen

 

 


Original Artwork by David Hensen
 



Inspiration
Through Music

 
John Lennon





He Ain't Heavy. He's My Brother

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows when
But I'm strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain't heavy, he's my brother.

So on we go
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We'll get there
For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain't heavy, he's my brother.

If I'm laden at all
I'm laden with sadness
That everyone's heart
Isn't filled with the gladness
Of love for one another.

It's a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we're on the way to there                 
Why not share
And the load
Doesn't weigh me down at all
He ain't heavy, he's my brother.

He's my brother
He ain't heavy, he's my brother.


We recognize the fact that not every lifestyle, culture or belief system is universally accepted.  However, every citizen in a free nation such as  ours, are afforded equal rights under the law to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit  of Happiness.  Prejudice, Bias and Ignorance interfere with the creation of community and a context in which these rights may be served. If
diversity cannot be embraced.. a humane stance of simple respect  would go a long way toward living peacefully with our fellow citizens.


This site is being developed, designed and implemented
by David & Nancy Hensen
    It is inspired by their family's experiences of  racial intolerance
 and bias in their small Southeastern Idaho community.
Nancy and David are the parents of three adopted
 children who are black..

                   Mahala                       Mariah                         Marek

The goal of this website is to promote the fundamental principles of
diversity through exploration, understanding, and the development of
mutual respect among diverse populations.  Education is the key.

This site is about inclusion.  Everyone is welcome.  It is our
sincerest hope, that through constructive, interactive dialog
America's wonderfully integrated population will begin to
 embrace the true meaning of Diversity. 
Together, we can make a difference.

Comments or Suggestions:
Please feel free to email us at

nhensen53@yahoo.com
davidhensen@idahodemorecordingstudios.com

       
                  
             
   
David and Nancy Hensen
Cell Phone: 208-220-7528
Cell Phone:  208-406-1797

Nancy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Educator
David is the Webmaster, Recording Engineer,
Promotional Photographer and Technical Specialist at

www.idahodemorecordingstudios.com

and
 www.hensenwebsitedesign.com


Original artwork by David Hensen

David Hensen - Webmaster

                 


                    

                         


 
 


Learning about Diversity, Understanding Diversity and
Embracing Diversity are goals worth attaining.

It's Never Too Late to Change
         
Dig Deep...Find Your Inner Strength
          It is Only Together That We Can Be Our Best
!
                                                                                                   Nancy Hensen


 


Equality, and freedom - regardless of race, creed, color or minority.
These basic rights are guaranteed.  Whether African American,
Gay, Native American, Asian, Latino, Mexican, Whoever.
The Constitution of the United States extends basic rights
to all its citizens without prejudice or impartiality.