fact, if she were white, she would probably be dismissed for letting that cat out of the bag. Now people know that the real “diversity” problem in higher education is that blacks are more likely than whites to favor racial segregation. (Perhaps I shouldn’t have said that. Now, the university might retaliate by denying my application for full professor).
But all is not bad news at UNC-Whitey. This year, UNCW's freshman Hispanic population grew by over 60% prompting some critics of the diversity movement (but not necessarily this one) to refer to the school as “UNC-Where’s Your Green Card?”
The increase in Hispanic enrollment has a lot to do with the hiring of a Spanish-speaking admissions officer and the printing of UNCW recruitment materials in Spanish. This was an expenditure the university approved shortly after the school ran out of paper and toner in the computer labs. This lack of basic educational material impeded the efforts of students to finish their assignments in classes like English 101 (and Spanish 101, too!) but at least the university is well on its way towards fulfilling the goal of attracting more illegal immigrants to UNC-Whitey.
And so now we know what Rosemary DePaolo was up to when she invited all of the black faculty members at UNC-Whitey to her mansion a couple of years ago. When she stood in front of all three of them and proclaimed that her commitment to diversity would mean that people would “no longer call UNCW ‘UNC-White’”, she was actually telling the truth. The decreases in the black student population would be more than offset by the increases in the Hispanic student population in her tenure.
While the local MacTimes was covering the issue of so-called African-American and Hispanic diversity issues, an Asian professor named Sangmoon Kim lost his job as a professor and was deported as a result of an expired visa.
It seems that a UNCW temporary worker was given the task of doing the paperwork for his visa renewal (the old one expired on June 15th). The worker “forgot” and now we’ve lost a great professor and a wonderful person. Hopefully, the university will undo the harm caused to this kind man and his family. But, of course, Asians are rarely afforded much attention under our current definitions of diversity.
But, hopefully, in the future we will start to focus on the things that are important in a university environment. Tasks like keeping the computer labs full of paper and toner. And making sure we have as few temp workers as possible. And avoiding racist diversity policies that have precisely the opposite effect they were promised to bring about.
Those are just some of my thoughts on racial diversity.
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