There are many people of color on our globe, documented or undocumented; all of them are God’s masterpiece. Yellow is color, black is color, and white is also color. All races are colored and cultured. Some are more distinctive than others. Yet all represent a colorful representation in God’s world where different thoughts and lifestyles coexist.
Even within the same culture, not all speak the same language because each person has his/her own thought or culture. Diversity is the way that the world exists and prospers. Differences, whether personally or culturally, are not wrong by themselves but are a moment to explore deeply about who we are.
In God’s creation, there are many colors, many races, many cultures, many stories, and many histories. One cannot represent all. It is the imperial culture that does not embrace diversity.
I was born and raised in Korea. Then I ended up in America and now teaches at a graduate school. As a US citizen, I often feel I belong nowhere. But I also realize that I belong everywhere because I am part of the world. I have the vision to realize a world of diversity and solidarity. Toward that vision, long ago I wrote up a teaching philosophy: