Friday, December 03, 2004

Europe notes America's Academic "Diversity"

Using Tom Wolfe's new novel I am Charlotte Simmons, the Economist weighs in on the state of the American University
Academia is simultaneously both the part of America that is most obsessed with diversity, and the least diverse part of the country. On the one hand, colleges bend over backwards to hire minority professors and recruit minority students, aided by an ever-burgeoning bureaucracy of 'diversity officers'. Yet, when it comes to politics, they are not just indifferent to diversity, but downright allergic to it.
I've been on this case for a while, but it seems that it is being noticed across the pond, too. Does this mean we are getting closer to a "tipping point"? I can only hope. [via Instapundit and Carl Frank]

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