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Diversity Isnít Always the Answer
The Daily Signal ^ | January 22, 2020 | Walter E. Williams

Posted on 01/23/2020 12:54:58 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s nearly impossible to have even a short conversation with a college administrator, politician, or chief executive without the words diversity and inclusion dropping from their lips.

Diversity and inclusion appear to be the end-all and be-all of their existence. So, I thought I’d begin this discussion by first looking up the definition of diversity.

Here’s my question to those who are wedded to diversity and inclusion: Are people better off the less they have in common with one another?

For example, women are less likely to be able to march 12.4 miles in five hours with an 83-pound assault load. They are also less likely to be able to crawl, sprint, negotiate obstacles, and move a wounded comrade weighing 165 pounds while carrying that load.

Would anyone argue that a military outfit would benefit from diversity by including soldiers who can and those who cannot march 12 miles in five hours while carrying an 83-pound load?

According to the Oxford Dictionary, diversity is “the practice or quality of including or involving people from a range of different social and ethnic backgrounds and of different genders, sexual orientations, etc.”

The definition gratuitously adds, “equality and diversity should be supported for their own sake.”

The standard definition given for inclusion is involvement and empowerment where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized.

You say, “Williams, the military is an exception!”

What about language?

The International Civil Aviation Organization has decreed that all air traffic controllers and flight crew members engaged in or in contact with international flights must be proficient in the English language as a general spoken medium.

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1 posted on 01/23/2020 12:54:58 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 100American; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

PING!


2 posted on 01/23/2020 12:57:30 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Show me the people who own the land, the guns and the money, and I'll show you the people in charge.)
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3 posted on 01/23/2020 1:02:09 AM PST by Veggie Todd (Voltaire: "Religion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool".)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Diversity is NEVER the answer.


4 posted on 01/23/2020 1:04:26 AM PST by Cowboy Bob ("Other People's Money" = The life blood of Liberalism)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

envy

en·vy

/ˈenvē/

noun: envy; plural noun: envies

A feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else's possessions, qualities, or luck.

5 posted on 01/23/2020 1:15:34 AM PST by Bobalu (The Golden Globes should just be 3 hours of Gervais roasting everyone)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Diversity is never the answer, it’s government mandated discrimination.


6 posted on 01/23/2020 1:28:44 AM PST by wastedyears (The left would kill every single one of us and our families if they knew they could get away with it)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I once sat through a corporate meeting where the HR director droned in about this B.S. endlessly. When it came time for questions from the participants I asked a simple one: “About half our revenue comes from government contracts. Does our push for greater diversity mean we should be promoting people from cultures where bribery of public officials is legal and is considered a standard business practice?”


7 posted on 01/23/2020 1:34:27 AM PST by Alberta's Child (In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

See my post 6.


8 posted on 01/23/2020 1:37:09 AM PST by wastedyears (The left would kill every single one of us and our families if they knew they could get away with it)
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“Diversity” is never the answer — it’s ultimately an indirect, involuntary sacrifice made by another.

Indiscriminate opportunity should be enough. Anything beyond is discriminate social engineering.

Regarding the involvement of extraordinary females in specialized male areas, the decision for acceptance should allow for the discrimination that preserves the integrity of the whole. These areas shouldn’t be forced to accept EFs.

I’ve had enough of Hollywood’s masculinisation of females. It’s absurd, tedious, and ultimately misogynistic. Let females be females. They already posses an abundance of capabilities and potential virtues no male could ever have.


9 posted on 01/23/2020 1:40:19 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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>> Diversity is never the answer

Seriously, I did not see your post before mine....


10 posted on 01/23/2020 1:41:31 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: wastedyears

Exactly. If it was the answer there would be “inclusion” in minority- only organizations

It’s certainly not the answer in education diversity instructors are amongst the worst it certainly isn’t the answer in professional schools Because the flunk out or drop out at much higher rate

It certainly isn’t the answer governmental bodies because they bring their racism and diversity BS along with them

It certainly isn’t the answer in business What are the Marcus exposes when were they just bounce from place to place

Diversity is the Peter principle at its worst. Inclusion and diversity and quotas will never work the market will flush them out


11 posted on 01/23/2020 1:41:54 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Guns up . . . We comin’ PS: Eric The Blower Ciaramella. PASS IT ON)
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To: Cowboy Bob

And you too... lol


12 posted on 01/23/2020 1:46:54 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

See #10


13 posted on 01/23/2020 1:48:08 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Diversity is divisive and weakens every endeavor.
14 posted on 01/23/2020 2:07:57 AM PST by right way right (May we remain sober over mere men, for God really is our only true hope.)
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“I’ve had enough of Hollywood’s masculinisation of females.”

I’ve thought the same, but when you see them trying to sell toy bows and arrows to little girls (a la “Hunger Games”) or “Star Wars” toys to them, you realize they are simply accepting that most of these females will probably never breed - so they treat them as smaller, weaker boys.

“It’s absurd, tedious, and ultimately misogynistic.”

Yet female actors make millions selling it, and some females must be buying it.

“Let females be females. They already posses an abundance of capabilities and potential virtues no male could ever have.”

Outside of bearing children, science can’t prove this at all; it is the type of phrase used to force corporate boards put token females on the payroll, nothing less. Much of the affirmative action push for women stems from the realization that whether they breed or not, they will be forced into the workplace - and the market has decided they offer nothing more than men, possibly less.

In my daily life, the only visible result of “diversity” has been several years of shorter workdays and less stress from work; I’ve been “working like a girl” for some time now - while my employer ensures no lawyers can target them for not paying females enough.


15 posted on 01/23/2020 2:57:49 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: right way right

“Diversity is divisive and weakens every endeavor.”

It is a redistribution tax on any endeavor - and those who don’t pay will simply pay in court.


16 posted on 01/23/2020 2:58:49 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Where it is more important as to what you are than who you are. diversity kills


17 posted on 01/23/2020 3:14:15 AM PST by ronnie raygun (nick dip .com)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They eschew actual diversity - that of ideas - and go for faux, paint-brush “diversity”...where everyone still looks different but some differences in appearance mean oh-so-much more than others and thoughts are like a TV broadcast - all exactly the same from the same source and parroted on every TV...


18 posted on 01/23/2020 4:12:46 AM PST by trebb (Don't howl about illegal leeches, or Trump in general, while not donating to FR - it's hypocritical.)
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Here's my question: If we're all the same and all cultures are equal than how is diversity our strength?
19 posted on 01/23/2020 4:37:19 AM PST by jmacusa ("If wisdom is not the Lord, what is wisdom?)
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“Diversity” and “inclusion” are frauds. Those college administrators have absolutely no interest in any “diversity” including conservatives and traditional Christians.


20 posted on 01/23/2020 5:03:53 AM PST by Campion ((marine dad))
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