Importance of Tolerance for Diversity
The recent blogger issue; people posting racial and seditious comments online has come to a conclusion with the accused convicted as guilty with jail and fine for punishment. This is a decisive conclusion laid out, no doubt; and it underlines the importance of tolerance for diversity, which is a very important factor in a multi-racial society like that in
Alvin Toffler (in his book ‘The Third Wave’), highlighted that “de-massifying” in mass media, education and social forms have exposed individuals to myriad information leading to differences in thinking and values. This is inherent of the Information Age that we are in, which leads to greater diversification as people are better-informed, and free to take on opinions of their own. In turn, there is greater need than ever, for individuals to develop tolerance for different views and opinions; to socialize, live and work together.
Next, to quote Thomas Friedman’s (in ‘The World is Flat’) argument, the foundation for innovation and entrepreneurship is based on trust; and trust is foster through tolerance of differences between individuals of diverse backgrounds. He cited
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Freedom of speech comes with a sense of responsibility for what is being said.