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The Diversity Fetish

Mag14 Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 2:46 PM
Diversity is viewed by liberals - well, by most people actually - as a preferable condition which is almost to say that it is inherently good. It isn't. At least not in any objective way. The notion that this race or that race 'brings experiences to the table' is completely unsupportable. Indeed, college isn't about a bloody table, it's about a lectern. The experiences in question are those of the professor and really it shouldn't be about experiences so much as facts and information. There is no such thing as ethnic math. Nor ethnic science. Or engineering. You can make a case for ethnic soft sciences and humanities but only if you surrender the idea that these subjects have any ultimate truth in them to the notion that we all have
Mag14 Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 2:48 PM
our 'own truths'.

To an extent that is true but it soon comes to the point where any liar or fantasist is given the same credence as someone with research and evidence.

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.

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