With last year's big news of the dismal diversity numbers reported by tech giants in the rear-view mirror, there has been no real change in the percentage of Latino and African American programmers as we head into the second half 2016.
Some years ago, a retail homegoods company created the catchy slogan "It ain't just paint" to tell the public that their stores sold much more than paint. The ad campaign apparently failed since the company went bankrupt.
Students, by actively choosing for themselves not to try and fit into what society has prescribed for them, may indeed be at the forefront of our species' advancement. They may be the thinkers, innovators, and trailblazers. For they have asked "why." It's time for colleges to do the same.
The Millennials will continue to build, but with experience as their quest and self-reflection as their guide. They will question often and choose roads less travelled. They will remain as varied as the flowers and birds that permeate this great earth.