Friday, February 13, 2015

Against "Diversity": the most important paper your university president has not read

The pernicious impact of aspiring to or measuring “diversity” at the classroom level seems obvious upon reflection. Will the University accept this “goal” as carte blanche to add minorities until a “critical mass” chooses nuclear physics as a major? Will classroom diversity “suffer” in areas like applied math, kinesiology, chemistry, Farsi, or hundreds of other subjects if, by chance, few or no students of a certain race are enrolled?

Clegg, R., & Rosenberg, J. (2012). Against 'Diversity'. Academic Questions, 25(3), 377-388. doi:10.1007/s12129-012-9312-9