Professor John O. McGinnis compares diversity statements now required in the University of California with the old requirements of religious belief at Oxford and Cambridge. “The old requirement of the British colleges,” he writes, “was at least less intrusive. One had to profess a set of beliefs but did not have to do anything to advance their social realization. But under the California policy, a prospective faculty member must advance a designated social mission to advance his or her career.”

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Are College “Diversity Statements” Beneficial?

By George Leef In just 40 years, we have gone from a using “diversity” as merely a “plus factor” that colleges and universities could consider in choosing which students to admit (that was the impact of the Bakke case in 1978, a tenuous legal thread that only Justice Powell in his pivotal opinion suggested) to […]

A Fresno State Professor Learns an Expensive Lesson

A college professor is supposed to teach his subject and serve as a role model for students, at least when it comes to civility and respect for the rights of others. Often, however, professors feel justified in engaging in behavior that wouldn’t be tolerated in children, as a recent case at Fresno State University shows.

A History Professor Dares to Question the Diversity Mantra

Almost every higher education leader in America utters this mantra: “We need diverse student bodies because they lead to a richer learning environment.” Recently, one professor had the guts to argue that the mantra is false — Charles Geshekter.

Is Killing The Koala Legal?

The Koala is a student newspaper at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). In 2015, it became the center of a legal dispute that still rages.

At UC Berkeley, Freedom of Speech Is a Security Risk

University of California, Berkley, once the home of the free speech movement, is now the home of censorship and suppression of diverse ideas. Its most recent tactic? Using “campus safety” as a smokescreen to hinder conservative thought from penetrating the university’s bubble.

Do You Have to Be Educated in Social Justice to Help Needy People?

We probably do need social workers in hospitals, schools, colleges, municipalities, and family social service organizations. But why must they be SJW types, imbued with leftist theory on the supposed need for government intervention to alleviate the problems of our society?