Hi all, We've all heard the same old catch phrase that "diversity" doesn't just mean race. However, I am very passionate about this topic, as an asian american. Reason being that I come from the midwest and have experienced my fair share of "the outsider" treatment, and when I visit my respective home asian country, I am too "american". I would love to talk about how this exposure and realization that I cannot belong in every group shaped my worldview and has made me the person that focuses a lot on getting to know individuals past their external stereotypes. Is writing about this cliche/used/inappropriate? Its not that I'm not an interesting person (I am an EMT and have worked in underserved urban areas for thousands of hours), but in terms of appropriateness do any of you guys have a comment about my essay topic? Full disclosure: I submitted quite a few diversity essays about the above subject, but perusing a lot of the threads I keep hearing people condemn "race" being brought up in a diversity secondary. Thanks guys.