While reading a university website the other day, I came across a section which highlighted how much it likes “diversity and inclusivity”.
First off, you’re proud of your very high standards, one that most people couldn’t reach. Which makes y’all very exclusive. The opposite of inclusive.
And yeah, it’s great that you’re attracting more minorities and people of color, but at the same time, your faculty gets more and more liberal, with conservatives being increasingly rare birds.
i.e. you like diversity when it’s about stuff that shouldn’t matter (gender, skin color, sexual preferences), but less so when it affects something that should (intellectual and political diversity).
But of course, the university can’t admit this, or else there’d be all kinds of trouble.
It’s such a rabbit hole, I doubt anyone could avoid the land mines he said, shamelessly mixing his metaphors.
Maybe the university would be better off valuing “uniqueness” rather than “diversity”?
Just a thought.