Being different is good enough

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Being different is good enough

  1. 1. Binaebi Akah » Project 5a I590 Spring 2010Digital Imagery as Agency of or Documentary about Diversity
  2. 2. Go ahead. Tell me about diversity. I am all ears. I am exhausted from ten years of being chosen as a poster child for diversity by professors, advisors, and organizations. I did not choose to be this color or sex; that is the fault of genetics. I am disappointed by the lack of imagination in the definition of this loaded word, diversity. Tr u e a g e n t s o f d i v e r s i t y d o n ’ t n e e d t o c a l l attention to their presence. They include others who differ in thought, culture, education, means of expression, age, experience, religion, etc, knowing that by doing so, they create a stronger team. Being different is good enough. Wa n t t o b e a n a g e n t o f d i v e r s i t y ? D o b y example. No one pays attention to fliers.Info East Lobby Wo m e n ’s B a t h r o o m Info East Entrance Binaebi Akah » Project 5a I590 Spring 2010 Digital Imagery as Agency of or Documentary about Diversity
  3. 3. AttributionsPrimary SecondaryBinaebi Akah “Sibling Design Session”“Diversity” as we know it is a joke. Give me people who are Photo taken by Binaebi Akahgenuinely different in ways invisible to the eye, rather than Columbus, OH on March 20, 2010mandating the presence of traditionally marginalized groups. “Diversity Fliers”Lynn Dombrowski Photos taken by Binaebi AkahDiversity of thought is just as important as race and sex. Bloomington, IN on March 24, 2010Chad CamaraThe sum of the whole is greater than its parts. It’s not enoughto throw people together; how those people learn to worktogether is where the magic happens. Binaebi Akah » Project 5a I590 Spring 2010 Digital Imagery as Agency of or Documentary about Diversity

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