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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The dirty little secret of the “diversity” agenda

Jan 25, 2019 by

by Melanie Phillips: If there’s one concept in Western progressive circles that is deemed essential for a decent society, it’s “social inclusion.” The promotion of diversity is assumed to be morally unchallengeable. That’s also the prevalent attitude among Jews in both America and Britain. Many if not most support liberal immigration policies and equate antisemitism with “Islamophobia.” The belief is that those who are against immigration and diversity will be against the Jews too. In fact,...

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Heterodox Woman

Nov 15, 2018 by

by Elizabeth C Corey, First Things: Book Review:  The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture by Heather MacDonald: There’s much talk about listening to women’s voices in the present moment, but I wonder if there is much room for heterodox women’s voices. Heather Mac Donald is just such a heterodox woman—a truth-teller who says things that nobody else is brave enough to say. On questions of race and gender she is relentless in...

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