Walter E. Williams

 Cornell University?s Gannett Health Center, ?as a commitment to affirming women?s sexuality,? had decided to sell vibrators to students. The people running the health center backed away, as is so often the case, when their agenda started receiving negative publicity through Accuracy in Academia (www.academia.org). They were sensitive to the impact it might have on parental decisions to send their children to Cornell, not to mention the impact it might have on donors.

 Diversity is all the rage on college campuses; many have established offices of diversity with diversity personnel. One thing for sure is that college administrators are not calling for political and intellectual diversity. David Horowitz and Eli Lehrer did a study titled ?Political Bias in the Administrations and Faculties of 32 Elite Colleges and Universities.? The overall ratio of Democrats to Republicans they were able to identify at the 32 of the nation?s elite schools was more than 10 to 1 (1,397 Democrats, 134 Republicans), while for the American population, Republicans and Democrats are roughly equal in number. The same political lopsidedness is found in university administrations. David Horowitz and Eli Lehrer report, ?In the entire Ivy League, we identified only three Republican administrators.?

 The brainwashing of students and other shameful college practices occur because as taxpayers and donors we?re lazy and indifferent, and college administrators take advantage. Before legislators make an appropriation to or before you donate one dime to a college, check out its Web site. If you see a diversity office, women?s studies or transgender studies, that college is the wrong place to send your money. Administrators tend to have closed minds, but the sounds of pocketbooks snapping shut just might open them.


Walter E. Williams

Dr. Williams serves on the faculty of George Mason University as John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics and is the author of 'Race and Economics: How Much Can Be Blamed on Discrimination?' and 'Up from the Projects: An Autobiography.'
 
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