Genesis and Journey
The creation of Diversity-Threads.com has been an exciting, energizing and dauntless journey. Its genesis came by way of being born outside the borders of the United States. Immigrating and migrating within its borders led to living a bilingual, bicultural and bi-social reality. The forces of acclimation and assimilation became interruptions, distractions, confrontations and challenges to identity. As with every immigrant, the journey is singularly unique.
Launching a website/blog on the expansive universe of Diversity and its exponential peripheries in the 21st Century, required serious consideration as to its relevance while dedicating voice to empower those who face oppression, live in the shadows and remain voiceless.
Diversity-Threads.com is dedicated to defining and exposing the legacy of oppression and its lingering existence and trauma in the 21st Century. Via this website/blog, I join other past and current voices, who on a daily basis continue “the work.”
A core value of Diversity-Threads.com is to use critical filters to sift through content and context in an effort to avoid cyber bullying, pandering, condescension, romanticizing, intellectually abstracting and/or appropriating the backgrounds, ethnicity and the personal stories of others. Not every word or phrase will be referenced or sub-referenced. An extended bibliography of knowledge bases and glossary are provided in order to substantiate relevance and credibility.
Colleagues have remarked that at times the essays have an edge. My response is that this is intentional. For too long serious and honest discourse on Diversity and its complex dimensions have been avoided – glossed over as PC, remaining unconnected to the moral compass and principles of America. For far too long citizenship has remained unconnected to conscious conscientiousness.
The substance and relevance of each poem, poetic and essay will continue to be honed to a razors edge to cut through the constructed layers of oppression. The goal being for each reader to realize their power of influence in order to make a significant difference in the quality of life of others.
Jorge Dante Hernández Prósperi