Diversity is our strength

The most notorious invocation of this slogan was in the wake of the Fort Hood terrorist attack, upon which General Casey intoned “And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse”.

The latest liberal meme is that diversity is an actual quantifiable asset — leading to improved performance, increased profits, etc. This is not a priori an obvious truism, such as “Intelligence is our strength” would be at a math Olympiad or “Strength is our strength” would be for power-lifters. But whatever — they have explanations (synergistic, eclectic creativity) and present empirical data.

So this means the end of affirmative action and all mandated race-,sex-,etc-based quotas, right? After all, if diversity is such a clear asset, an institution would be suicidally crazy not to implement it of its own accord. Let those crazies die, the market will take care of it! What am I missing?..

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