'Diversity' or truth, pick one

The cult of diversity worship in academia came under withering assault this week from Anthony Kronman, a Yale law professor and former dean of the Yale Law School. In an article for the Wall Street Journal, Kronman bravely wrote that the diversity dogma undermines excellence and the search for truth. Kronman’s essay is adapted from his forthcoming book, The Assault on American Excellence. “That diversity should be a value seems beyond dispute,” Professor Kronman wrote. Stating the views of an old-fashioned liberal, he explained that: “The existence on campus of a range of beliefs, values and experiences is essential to the spirit of inquiry and debate that lies at the heart of academic life. Who wants to go to a school where everyone thinks alike?” In its modern usage, "diversity" means just the opposite. It means diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. “Diversity in this sense is not an...(Read Full Post)
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