Some Questions about Diversity

…40 page section to diversity, packed with articles on diversity and advertisements by schools large and small touting their commitment to diversity. A reader with no familiarity with American higher…


UNC System Adopting Political Litmus Tests for Employment and Attendance

…students to contribute as global citizens.” Assistant professor of computer science A “Diversity Statement” is mentioned under the heading “Required Documents” that addresses “how issues of diversity shape their working…


A Conservative Definition of Diversity

Are conservatives against the campus diversity administrative machine or are they opposed to diversity itself? The argument in favor of the former seems like an easy one. Ever since debates…


Exposing the Harms of the ‘Diversity Delusion’

…apart under scrutiny. Racial preferences for diversity don’t improve education or lead to a society that’s more fair. But what harm comes from the diversity delusion? Mac Donald argues that…


Merit and Preferences: Never the Twain Shall Meet

Diversity, as commonly used by government, academia, and industry, has become so normalized that we are all expected to embrace it unquestioningly.  Exactly what do we mean by diversity? The…


A Lame Case for Diversity

…not for a disciplinary specialty, but for their explicit contribution to diversity. Such search committees prefer candidates with a proven commitment to diversity and who come from underrepresented groups whose…


Idaho’s Higher Education Earthquake?

…students (illegal under Idaho law), graduate fellowships designed for “underrepresented minority students” (which BSU then did), and the hiring of a chief diversity officer (which BSU also pursued). Republican Rep….



The Origins of the Cruel Ritual of Diversity Training

…is permitted. Contemporary diversity training reinforces her view. Consider, for example, this talk by a former Bucknell diversity officer, who claimed that no white person can meaningfully say “I am…