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From Affirmative Action to Diversity

Doug3370 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 4:40 PM
But you have your facts wrong. Asians and Jews are discriminated against in admissions. They don't get thrown into the common herd along with whites. Measures are cooked up to keep them out, because without a thumb in the scale, their merits on the SAT will weigh too heavily to suit the admissions officers. Even after this discrimination, they still earn admissions more than the officials would like, but the admissions officers are wary of being too heavy handed and obvious.

Sometime in the new millennium, "global warming" evolved into "climate change." Amid growing controversies over the planet's past temperatures, Al Gore and other activists understood that human-induced "climate change" could better explain almost any weather extremity -- droughts or floods, too much heat or cold, hurricanes and tornadoes.

Similar verbal gymnastics have gradually turned "affirmative action" into "diversity" -- a word ambiguous enough to avoid the innate contradictions of a liberal society affirming illiberal racial preferencing.

In an increasingly multiracial society, it has grown hard to determine the racial ancestry of millions of minorities. Is someone who is ostensibly one-half Native...