Diversity offers variety. Even though our nation is going through a time of change, we must also remember we are a nation of immigrants, and a nation of millions of faces and cultures. During Mrs. Obama’s ‘farewell’ speech, she eloquently pointed this out. “If you or your parents are immigrants, know that you are part of a proud America tradition: the infusion of new cultures, talents and ideas, generation after generation, that has made us the greatest country on Earth.”

Our nation’s diversity is key to our nation’s growth. Diversity of culture and race are important but so is our country’s diversity in religious beliefs. Even though our President-elect has made some harsh statements about diversity, we as citizens of this great Nation must continue to support it.  As our First Lady once said, “When they go low, we go high.”

A huge Thank you goes out to Mrs. Michelle Obama, aka the South Side’s finest!  You have made us believe that dreams come true as a result of hard work, dedication, and service.