Monday, July 16, 2007

Manufacturing Diversity

George Will wrote in his column about the latest Supreme Court case regarding the decision to limit how race can be used to compose the student body. That is to say, the court is refusing to tell certain children to go to a certain school all in the name of “diversity.”

In making the point, Will hits on another issue that I had while I was a Resident Assistant in school. As he put it:

Breyer said that last week's decision abandons "the promise of Brown." Actually, that promise -- a colorblind society -- has been traduced by the "diversity" exception to the equal protection clause. That exception allows white majorities to feel noble while treating blacks and certain other minorities as seasoning -- a sort of human oregano -- to be sprinkled across a student body to make the majority's educational experience more flavorful.

The point for race-mongering diversity tinkerers is their professional and ideological stake in preventing America from achieving "a colorblind mentality."

I hate to break it to some of my former fellow co-workers, but I do not think we were helping the situation ourselves. And on that note, I wonder how many of those professional staffers and other resident assistants of Residence Life in my university and so many others actually read any newspaper? Were they always reading from a pre-selected script on what diversity means, and why they should support it? The beauty in manufacturing consent is that it makes you believe that you are thinking for yourself.

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