Apparently, 75% of white people in the US have no non-white friends. It's a startling figure that speaks to the continued social divides that persist. I experienced first hand the dynamic when I recently asked a dominantly white professional sector in a community to invite some predominantly black clients to a community planning meeting. I faced stiff and cynical resistance to the suggestion. In this kind of culture, creativity suffers because it depends on the synergies of contrasts. I would argue that communities and organizations that thrive will be the ones that do everything they can to honor and engage the unique gifts of every racial dimension of the community.