Sunday, August 24, 2008

So-called Diversity at Berkeley

I didn't say it. A recent UC Berkeley graduate did.

I cannot reflect upon my four years at UC Berkeley without mentioning the word "Diversity." When one's college experience is oversaturated by incessant lessons in racial and ethnic awareness, the word becomes unavoidable in any mention of Berkeley. Berkeley's particular concept of diversity seemed to avoid the basic goal of fostering cultural tolerance and understanding. Instead, it appeared to encourage a divisive culture of victimhood and entitlement.

As Chief Justice Roberts wrote for the court in the Louisville and Seattle "desegregation" cases, Parents Involved v. Seattle School District (05-908) & Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education (05-915), "The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race." Berkeley, you might stop encouraging racial divisions, too.

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