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Fine Editorial in the Stanford Daily

Its title is “The Harm of Diversity,” and it criticizes, in particular, faculty hiring by racial numbers. Here’s the penultimate paragraph:

In June 2007, the Supreme Court of the United States made a very simple, yet profound statement when ruling on public school programs which consider race. Chief Justice Roberts wrote in his majority opinion that “the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” This statement holds true and pertinent to any issue of diversity — race and gender should never come into the equation. Forcing the hand of employers to hire based on race or gender does nothing but cause harm to the industry in question.


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