Phi Beta Cons

Re: Doubling Down on Diversity

You might think that the highly educated folks who run our universities would, when confronted with something like the noose episode, first ask whether it is a real threat or just another trick, and then, assuming it isn’t dismissed as a trick, whether it represents any real problem on campus.
Of course, nothing like that happens. The incident is immediately taken to be a serious threat and the campus mobilized to fend it off with candle-light vigils, speeches, and yet more emphasis on “diversity.”
The situation at Columbia is playing out just the same as the lacrosse case at Duke.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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