America's workforce is more diverse than at any time in the nation's history, and the percentage of America's working-age population comprised of members of minority groups is expected to increase from 34 percent to 55 percent by 2050. Diversity expands worldliness, enhances social development, and prepares students for future career success. Interactions with people different from ourselves increase our knowledge base. Research consistently shows that we learn more from people who are different from us than we do from people who are similar to us. Diversity enhances self-awareness and promotes creative thinking, expanding our capacity for viewing issues or problems from multiple perspectives.