February 3, 2019

Unity in Diversity

E Pluribus Unum
(out of many, one) is one of the unifying principles on which the United States was founded (along with that of all being created equal). Throughout its history the nation has sought to be a model of equal opportunities for all its citizens, immigrant and native-born. But even equal opportunities are not created equal.

Differences built into our experience—based on education, economics, race, and gender—make it necessary for us to acknowledge those differences and the advantages and disadvantages they entail. In the recent past a great number of voices in the United States have chosen to emphasize that which separates us more than that which unites us.

These differences will no doubt exist until Jesus returns. His followers owe a considered response to every child of God those numbers represent.—Editors.

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  2.  www.kff.org/other/state-indicator/life-expectancy-by-re/?currentTimeframe=0&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22:%22Location%22,%22sort%22:%22asc%22%7D
  3. datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/21-infant-mortality-by-race#detailed/1/any/false/870,573,869,36,868,867,133,38,35,18/10,11,9,12,1,13/285,284
  4. www.urban.org/research/publication/uninsured-americans-chronic-health-conditions/view/full_report
  5. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ethnic_groups_in_the_United_States_by_household_income
  6. nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=72
  7. www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/compare/belief-in-god/by/racial-and-ethnic-composition/
  8. www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/rates.html