Diversity Follies

Todd Zywicki at the Volokh Conspiracy comments (following up on KC Johnson's comments) on Columbia University's $15 million "diversity initiative" who will hire white men if and only if they "in some way promote the diversity goals of the university". Both Zywicki and Johnson think this will (of course) not bring about an increased diversity of political opinion at Columbia. It's hard to disagree. Wouldn't it be nice if "diversity" proponents were straightforward and honest in admitting this?

One of the goals in Columbia's announcement (also excerpted in Todd's post) is "Deepening and Extending the University Dialogue"; examples given are three guest speakers all echoing the "diversity" party line. I can't help but suspect that "deepening and extending" the "dialogue" will simply involve bringing more speakers saying exactly the same things.

Last Modified 2012-10-26 10:09 AM EDT