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I'm writing an article about diversity for my school newspaper. We are a school that is in a suburb of SLC, so the only diversity we really have here is the occasional Hispanic or Polynesian. If you guys have any tips on how to make this interesting, that would be greatly appreciated.
Hahahahaha. It's so true... I'm in the Salt Lake Valley too. There are exactly three black people in my entire school and I don't know a single one personally.
My suggestion would be to focus on types of diversity NOT related to skin color. (A radical idea, I know, but one that might work better.) Religious diversity, for example (believe it or not, not everyone in your school is Mormon) or cultural diversity (just because someone is white doesn't mean that they don't have a rich cultural heritage. My neighbors are white immigrants from South Africa and they all speak Afrikaans.)
I'm a cracker in a mostly black school. Diversity can be discussed in a few ways. Skin, sex, values, and cultures. I love my school because I can get so many different takes on a single situation. You could also talk about colleges' Diversity Inclusion stuff and how certain colleges make exceptions for minorities and if that is fair or not to other skin types. Diversity at my school means everything and anyone; it could be because your black, Asian, Middle Eastern, gay, red, straight, or whatever. You could do an article on how people identify themselves(I look white but I am over 50% Lebanese) and such too