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America’s diversity lesson

If there was ever a case to be made that “diversity” pays and pays big, it was made convincingly last Tuesday’s election. It was a significantly diverse electorate that gave President Obama a second term and Massachusetts its first female senator in Elizabeth Warren.

Those who viewed “diversity” only through politically correct glasses have come to recognize that it was President Obama’s secret weapon. The Obama campaign tapped into the diverse groundswell that got him elected in 2008, particularly people of color, women, members of the LGBT community, young first time voters, Gen-Xers, and blue collar white men.

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