Friday, March 23, 2007

Inclusiveness luncheons and dinners

Once in a while, I see ads and promos about "Inclusiveness Luncheons" and "Inclusiveness Dinners" and other such gatherings to promote inclusiveness and diversity and such.

I recently noticed that many of these inclusiveness affairs charge to attend their gatherings. That got me to thinking: What if the person couldn't afford to pay? Would they exclude that person from attending? That is, would this person be excluded from attending this inclusiveness gathering? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of having an inclusiveness gathering?

What if the person was a vagrant? What if the person had horrible body odor? What if this person tended to scream obscenities out loud for no apparent reason? What if they were nude? What if they had radically conservative views, and weren't afraid to let everyone around them know about it? What if it was a KKK member fully attired? Theoretically, they'd have to let all these people in to be true to the concept of inclusiveness, wouldn't they?

I wonder if the planners of those inclusiveness events ever think about that; how they might actually be going against the ideal of inclusiveness by preventing (whether intentionally or not) some interested parties from attending? You know what I'd like to see? I'd like to see one of these inclusiveness events have this in their promos:

"Come one, come all! No charge! No restrictions! No kidding!"

It would be interesting to see who shows up.

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