Diversity vs Inclusion

I’ve been the recipient of a significant amount of diversity and inclusion training recently. The core principle of inclusion training is partially correct: it is a good idea to include many people. However, the principle is not complete. It is a good idea to include as many people as possible based on their merit and expected contribution.

In other words, Americans are for inclusion, and we extend that principle to immigration. We are happy to include you in our society, but if, and only if, you integrate with our society. This is why immigration is such a huge deal. We do need a smart immigration policy and that must include integration. By integrating, immigrants prove their merit and expected contribution.