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What hath Diversity wrought?


In the current Chronicle Review, Naomi Schaefer Riley has an excellent essay entitled “The Risks of Multiracial Identification.” 

The omnipresent mania for “diversity” on college campuses is much like other interventionist plans for improving the world — the results don’t come close to the stated intentions. Here is some of what she says: “Advocates of diversity on college campuses insist that they are not just assembling faces of different colors for aesthetic purposes; they are trying to offer students a model of how to live in a multiracial, multiethnic society. But students do not seem to be learning to be more tolerant of people unlike them. They are demanding that they be surrounded and sheltered by people who are exactly like them.” 

Read the whole thing.


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