The diversity within races and ethnicities has generated prodigious richness throughout the world. Without diversity there would be no cultures, no variety in architecture, music, arts or agriculture. There would be no culture- or country-specific foods. If there were no different cultures throughout the world, every single country would be so similar there would be nothing new or different to explore. Humans would share the same beliefs and customs. Without diversity, even the history of each country would be alike.

If Latinos did not exist, there wouldn't be Salsa, Tango, Merengue or Bachata. There wouldn't be magic realism in literature. If the Spanish culture did not exist, there wouldn't be the Flamenco or a difference within realism and surrealism within groups. If the African-Americans did not exist, there wouldn't be Jazz or Blues, which nowadays are very important and popular music genres. There wouldn't be empowerment or ownership of civil rights movements that, up to this date, are inspired by the efforts of equality. Every culture has its own spark. We can all learn incredibly interesting novelties from different cultures.

What is so magical about the world is that we all see it differently, and, depending on our culture, the aspects that may appear to be extremely bizarre to some will appear to be natural and usual for others.

Diversity is what makes the world mysterious, it is what makes the world interesting — it is what makes people curious. People long to know that which is unknown to them. People long to understand how other people can look at the world so differently than they do, how they can prioritize and cherish different things. Each person has a different ancestor depending on the country they live in. For example, the ancestors of many South American countries are the indigenous population. Nowadays, their traditional, ancestral medicine is still used, and it is even linked to occidental medicine. By connecting ancestral or traditional medicine with occidental medicine, our outcomes of care have improved. Many words used by South Americans come from their ancestors’ native language: Quechua. This language has been incorporated into other groups and cultures, providing a sense of belonging. Even if South Americans do not know it, a lot of the words they say on a daily basis are words in Quechua or with Quechuan roots. The artworks and crafts this culture produces have been exported globally and inspired many people from different cultures in their own work. Diversity is uniqueness, and it should stay this way.

The only way that we will be able to continue to preserve this richness, this gold that we call diversity, is by promoting a model that is inclusive for all, where the human being is a race by itself, entitled to own the same rights and different beliefs and perspectives of the world. An inclusive world will perpetuate the uniqueness of each person and bring out the best inside us all. The world will be better if we acknowledge that we can be different and equal at the same time.


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