Will the Diversity Mania Ever End?

Maybe, but it’s still growing like mad. Consider John Rosenberg’s new essay at Minding the Campus on the efforts that college administrators are making to solve the supposed problem of insufficient diversity in study-abroad programs. It’s not enough to diversify the student body (i.e., pick some students because of their ancestry); if any aspect of college life doesn’t “model diversity,” then something must be done. Too few black students think that a study-abroad program is worthwhile, and that’s a problem that must be addressed.

All those Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officers need something to do. They scour the landscape hunting for “inequities” like this. What next? The chess club?

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 ...