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?”