Diversity has become god of the “progressive” religion and anything done in its name is considered good and righteous. Racial profiling and quotas have been universally shunned, but they continue to thrive under the huge umbrella of diversity. Like a chameleon, diversity changes its meaning every time it is invoked and it is invoked at every opportunity.
The Berkeley High School in California is now considering eliminating science laboratory classes in the name of diversity (http://tinyurl.com/y8h2rq9). This is offered as a solution to Berkeley’s dismal racial achievement gap where white students are doing far better than black and Latino students. The science labs were determined to be largely “classes for white students”, so they are on the chopping block which will dummy-down the curriculum in the name of diversity.
The Chicago Police Department is seriously considering scrapping their entrance exam for almost the same reason (http://tinyurl.com/y8vt2e5). They believe it would “bolster minority hiring and avert legal battles” which, in other words, means bowing to the god of diversity. Only one in twelve Lieutenants are people of color and although everyone knows that there are no quotas (wink, wink), that number does not meet diversity’s demands.
Despite studies such as Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam’s which found that virtually all measures of civic health are lower in more diverse settings (http://tinyurl.com/2gsmcm), blind faith in the absolute goodness of diversity continues to drive the progressive religion. Their oxymoronic demand that everyone conform to diversity continues unabated. History shows that facts never had much impact on any religion’s beliefs, so don’t expect this to change for quite some time even though we all have to deal with the consequences.
David J. Hentosh