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Totally agree we need role models from all groups and should make sure especially that the ones who are minorities get all the attention they deserve. That doesn't mean that our existing ones should be undesirable because of their gender and race.



> That doesn't mean that our existing ones should be undesirable because of their gender and race.

Do you think that's an argument someone is making here?


Yes, I think parent saying "rather than" means that they prefer one over another. A both/and additive approach to diversity is much more just and healthy than an either/or zero-sum one. Indeed the latter just becomes discrimination in another form.




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