Chelsea Clinton is currently a second-year graduate student at Oxford University in England. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. Before that, she grew up in the White House. This is exactly the type of person the public would look to for intelligent and thoughtful insights. So, why would such a seemingly educated and cultured woman make such idiotic remarks?
Clinton wrote to Talk, a British magazine, about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. She said, “Over the summer I thought I would seek out non-Americans as friends, just for diversity’s sake. Now I find that I want to be around Americans – people who I know are thinking about our country as much as I am.”
With such power of easily gaining attention based on her last name, it is easy for her views to be heard. Some might even consider her a role model. It is this that is the most shocking.
Americans are now under more attack than ever for the belief that we only think about ourselves and are too absorbed in our own agendas to consider the rest of the world. How disturbing for the international community when reading Clinton’s plan for friendship – “just for diversity’s sake” – and realizing that she was raised by a former president of the United States.
Even more disturbing for Americans is the realization that this is how our leaders teach diversity to their children. If they cannot instill an appreciation for diversity in their children, how do they expect to implement it in our country?
When her plan didn’t go exactly as she wanted, Chelsea Clinton retreated to her comfort zone. Did she expect to find the same values and opinions in people raised in different cultures? Ms. Clinton – thanks for giving that old diversity thing a good college try. You really showed the world that America is an accepting and culturally sensitive county.