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The Diversity Fetish

Hannah9 Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 10:34 AM
I once visited the Perry Castaneda Library on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin, to study for a national exam unrelated to UT. I just knew it was a good, quiet place to study. I arrived on a Saturday morning, shortly before the library opened. It was interesting to look around at the students lined up to study on a Saturday morning. Based on that group, one would have thought that the ethnic makeup of the University was 60% Asian and 40% Anglo. No Blacks or Latinos in sight. I did find some of them later in the day when I went to the student union to get some lunch. Plenty there, playing pool and socializing.
CardSenseJimmyBond Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 12:27 PM
Now, if you're talking about people who actually study and do scholarly research...why'd you have to mess things up that way!

There is an uplifting American feel about a university, a workplace or a neighborhood brimming with people of different races. It is the product of a nation assembled of people from everywhere else. From many places, one people.

Other nations have diversity of a sort, but no one can go to France and become French. I cannot go to Brazil and become Brazilian. The diversity of America, an assemblage of skin colors painted with a wide swath of history from immigration to slavery, has become a uniquely beautiful concept.

Leave it to government to screw it up.