Thomas Sowell’s Wisdom on ‘Diversity’

What justifies diversity in universities, public schools and in business?

“Nothing but unsupported assertions, repeated endlessly, piously and loudly,” according to Thomas Sowell.

“Today, as in the past, diversity is essentially a fancy word for group quotas. It is one of a number of wholly subjective criteria — such as ‘leadership” — used to admit students to colleges and universities according to their group membership, rather than according to their individual qualifications.”

“In the United States, the Supreme Court itself has long been part of such game-playing when it comes to affirmative action. Back in 1978, an opinion by Justice Lewis F. Powell banned racial quotas with one hand and created ‘diversity’ as a criterion with the other. In other words, colleges were told in effect that they can have racial quotas, but they just can’t call them racial quotas.”

“According to the Constitution, ‘We the People’ are supposed to decide what laws and policies we live under. But not if we can be so easily fooled by courts using slippery words like ‘diversity.’”

“Nothing so epitomizes the politically correct gullibility of our times as the magic word ‘diversity.’ The wonders of diversity are proclaimed from the media, extolled in the academy and confirmed in the august chambers of the Supreme Court of the United States. But have you ever seen one speck of hard evidence to support the lofty claims?”


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  1. Yes, what a lot of who shot john that word “diversity” is; an excuse for control freaks to set up quotas and tell us all how to be different their way! I think people learn to mix and be themselves just fine with some solid Christian thinking or even just by being left alone to figure it out. In Israel, with all the unrest that goes on, the different cultures meld anyway and do radical things like sharing recipes over fences.

    Hope you are starting to feel a little better and that you both are getting some rest–in a hospital–well, try.

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  2. Thanks for clarity in your article. There’s something I learned during my second stint in college that I’ve never quite been able to get others to understand, though some have to degrees. I later understood it much better as a teacher, though retiring from the position a couple years back (It’s now a pure propaganda camp.). It’s looking into the speakers eyes, listening with your listening ears, but also keeping your principles of understanding right on your shoulders. In this, looking to see where someone is coming from is easy. In this, you can know if someone is speaking propaganda, rhetoric, or genuine truth. **The public, including some of my family and friends, don’t know how to do this, allowing flowery words and “pretended” good intentions to circumvent their understanding and get them in tow. It’s quite fascinating to see, but also quite troubling.

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