My heritage is Irish and English, so I represent European-American white bread. I speak a little Spanish, and can read Spanish, French, and Italian to some extent, and a little German and Greek. Indeed reading in and about other cultural and national groups has been a continuing education effort. My practical introduction to diversity came in college when I worked within a federal grant that provided educational services to Hispanic migrant worker families in south Florida. For the first time I saw not only cultural differences up close, but also experienced the individuals as being held cognitive prisoners within a socio-cultural context. I still remember the excitement when one of our clients obtained a minimum-wage job pumping gasoline (a now vanished occupation). He was the first one in his family in memory to have a job outside of the vegetable fields. They had no concept of such a event. Since that time I have sought out diversity experiences and mentors who can continue my education. I am convinced that the lack of an expansive view of culture, ethnicity, and internationalism is among the most glaring deficits in modern America.