Friday, December 10, 2004

Diversity That Matters

USAToday has a piece on Bush's cabinet, which is diverse, but not in the way that matters to liberals:
Another reason Bush hasn't gotten as much credit as Clinton: The interest groups
most likely to praise diversity of personnel generally disagree with Bush on
policy. Leaders of the NAACP and NOW opposed Bush's re-election and criticize
him for curtailing affirmative action and other programs designed to help women
and minorities.
"There's diversity of color, but it's the policies that one
would be more interested in," says New York Rep. Charles Rangel, a Democrat who
is one of the senior black members of Congress.

The Corner rightly points out the hypocrisy:
Oh, so now the Left thinks that it is really not skin color that is so important;
it is diversity of opinion? Funny, you never hear this when the discussion is
about academia even though it is a lot more reasonable to want diversity of
opinion there than in a unitary Executive Branch.

1 Comments:

At 9:35 AM, Blogger jbob_sqpants said...

Good find Bear.
Going to graduate school at UCSD I have seen this hypocrisy first hand. I attended a "Diversity Dinner" for graduate students (mostly because it was free) where the m.c. mentioned that school is just more fun with diverse students. Of course her definition of diversity meant that there needed to be more "underrepresented minorities" in graduate school. Through all the m.c.'s jokes and babblings about how "fun" it is to have a "diverse" campus she never mentioned the importance of the diversity of ideas or ideology.

 

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