Phi Beta Cons

Do We Need More Diversity Among Scientists?

In this essay, John Rosenberg notes that the National Institutes of Health has created a new position to “improve” diversity among scientists who receive federal funds. He then asks the obvious questions: Do we need this? Is it legal? To both, the answer is in the negative.

This episode shows just how ridiculous the mania over group equality has gotten.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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