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What strengths and weaknesses do you see as a result of an increasingly diverse population in the United States?

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This question is missing a key piece of information that would allow an answer to potentially be much more on topic. A "diverse" population could refer to a lot of different possibilities. A population can be economically diverse, ethnically diverse, culturally diverse, genetically diverse, and racially diverse.

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This question is missing a key piece of information that would allow an answer to potentially be much more on topic. A "diverse" population could refer to a lot of different possibilities. A population can be economically diverse, ethnically diverse, culturally diverse, genetically diverse, and racially diverse.

Biologically, a genetically diverse population is a definite strength. When population numbers fall to extremely low numbers, and species are forced with potential inbreeding, various harmful genetic traits begin to show up. A large, diverse gene pool is always a strength because that diversity helps keep the population healthier in the long run.

A culturally, racially, ethnically, etc. diverse population could be a strength because that diversity brings in a lot of different viewpoints. An idea could be supported as truly a good idea and/or correct if most of the population supports it despite the diversity. In this way, the diversity functions as a sort of litmus test.

A weakness deals with the population's overall ability and desire to be a unified country. If the diversity is so great, and each individual group is unwilling to tolerate other groups or seek compromises with other groups, then the society is at risk of becoming a very segmented society. The human body is made of many different parts, but it functions as a whole. The old say "united we stand divided we fall" is applicable here as well. If each group isn't willing to help serve the whole, the country could be greatly weakened.

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