Texas will be better when . . . we value the growing diversity of the state’s population as a strategic asset in the global and innovation-driven economy of the twenty-first century . . . we share a vision of Texas’s leadership role in western hemispheric economic integration . . . we understand our essential interconnectedness as Texans and cease seeing each other primarily as competitors for scarce resources . . . we ensure high-quality, lifelong educational opportunities for Texans of all ethnicities, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds . . . all Texans fully contribute to and share in the benefits of our collective prosperity and quality of life.

Natalicio is the president of the University of Texas at El Paso.

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