Re-examining the Rudolph story and wondering why Santa didn’t step in earlier to teach the other reindeer that Rudolph is fine just the way he is and they should be celebrating differences instead of bullying him. It was great that his red nose was helpful that one foggy Christmas eve, but even if there was no utilitarian benefit to his nose, isn’t it time for reindeer society to learn to embrace diversity?

The consequences of a failure to be inclusive and open could be devastating…