What’s the difference between diversity and ethnic cleansing again?
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo recently released a 30-page report outlining plans to “improve diversity” via a series of initiatives.
Usually colleges don’t say, “Less white people” quite as bluntly. They focus on the “positive”, minority recruitment, not the negative, whom they don’t want, white and Asian students. That’s partly for legal and public relations reasons.
But here the diverse racism spilled out.
“In 2011, the campus was 63 percent Caucasian,” the May 2 report informs readers, “in fall of 2017, it was less than 55 percent … but there is still much work to do.”
The public research institution states it wishes to get those numbers more in line with the state’s percentage of white people, which recent polls hold at 39.7 percent of the population.
That’s a tactical mistake because it’s black and white racial discrimination. Preferences are bad enough. Saying you want to reduce a racial presence on campus is not only racist, but also legally dubious, especially with a new SCOTUS likely to be skeptical about racist preferences.
But if we’re going to have these proportional quotas, can we also get them for athletic scholarships and government agencies? Fair is fair.