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The High Cost of the Diversity Mania

In an essay on Minding the Campus, Dean Ball, a Hamilton College student, writes about his school’s obsession with politically correct diversity:

The college has created a sizable bureaucratic apparatus to enforce its particular brand of ‘inclusiveness.’ The apparatus has grown so vast and intertwined over the years that the college had to establish a “Diversity Coordinating Council” comprised of the Chief Diversity Officer, the Director of Opportunity Programs and Pathways, the Director of Diversity Recruitment, the Director of the Diversity and Social Justice Project, the Director of the aforementioned Days-Massolo Center, the Associate Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs, among others.

If anyone doubts that American colleges and universities are wasting lots of resources on the quest for perfect diversity, I offer this as the prosecution’s Exhibit A.



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

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