When the left goes too far — the dangerous doctrine of equity

May 12, 2019 by

by Jordan Peterson, National Post: They don’t care that there are well-documented reasons for unequal outcomes in occupational choice and pay in addition to whatever role genuine prejudice plays. The mantra of Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity (DIE) perhaps constitutes the primary identifying factor of the tiny minority of radical collectivist ideologues that nonetheless have come to dominate the humanities and social sciences in Western universities (and, increasingly, the HR departments of...

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How diversity challenges the nation state

Apr 16, 2019 by

by Will Jones, Rebel Priest: Did you know that the Republic of Ireland has a Minister of State for the Irish Diaspora? Thought to number up to 80 million, the Irish Diaspora consists of anyone with Irish ancestry who lives outside of Ireland. The Irish are proud of their diaspora and their achievements. Under Irish law, people of Irish nationality, wherever they live or are born, are deemed to be Irish citizens up to the third generation. This idea of a diaspora reflects the traditional...

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Culture, Education Taking a Closer Look at Diversity on College Campuses

Mar 15, 2019 by

By Dennis L. Weisman, Public Discourse: There is a penchant on today’s college campuses for sacrificing hard questions at the altar of political correctness. The university’s repudiation of the Socratic method and preoccupation with genderless pronouns, microaggressions, and safe spaces is not benign. The university should be a sacred place where no question, regardless of its potential to offend, is deemed off-limits. Diversity is one of the most provocative issues of our time. Strangely, at...

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The BBC’s diversity scaremongering

Feb 18, 2019 by

by Douglas Murray, UnHerd: Perhaps it is because of Britain’s Brexit monomania, and our resultant outrage overdose, but strange and significant stories are floating by at the moment with almost no comment. Yet some of them point to newly reopened fissures which should not be ignored. In any usual week, you’ll read news stories that are annoying and some that are disagreeable. Occasionally you’ll come one that is outright reprehensible. At the end of January, one such piece sidled onto the...

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Arts Council England will ‘pressure’ groups to provide data on staff sexuality

Feb 12, 2019 by

from Express and Star: Arts Council England will “pressure” organisations to reveal data on the sexuality of their staff in a drive for diversity. Institutions including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the English National Ballet are required to adhere to diversity targets in order to receive their funding. Arts Council England demands information on the ethnicity, age, gender, and sexual orientation of staff from organisations they fund in order for them to be assessed and rated. But often...

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One in six BBC stars ‘must be gay or lesbian or disabled’ by 2020 – staff-hiring guidelines

Feb 10, 2019 by

from Mailonline: One in six of all on-screen BBC roles must go to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or disabled people by 2020, the corporation’s new diversity targets state. In a bid to deter criticism that it has been failing to reflect its audience, the BBC has pledged that LGBT and disabled people will each make up eight per cent of all on-air and on-screen roles. The new targets follow a heated debate in the House of Commons led by David Lammy MP on the issue of the...

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