‘Diversity’ Used to be a Fine Word

In this essay on Minding the Campus, Richard Vedder reflects on the sad misfortune that has befallen a fine word. These days, “diversity” means nothing more than making certain that some group of people has enough “representatives” from a few politically potent racial and ethnic groups as well as a correct percentage of women. A “diverse” faculty, e.g., is one with enough individuals who have those characteristics — never mind any other qualifications or their interest in (and ability to) present students with a range of perspectives. 

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. He holds a B.A. from Carroll College (Waukesha, Wis.) and a J.D. from ...

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