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What Does Diversity Have To Do With Science?

Who would have ever thought that we have gotten to the point where “diversity” is somehow more important than science in science fields?

This is another video from the folks at Prager University. (They were banned by YouTube for awhile and we suspect that because this video goes against the grain, this one might banned too. (Or at least de-monitized.))

Do you care about the race of your doctor, or the gender of the person who built the bridge you drive across? The latest trend across STEM fields claims you should. Heather Mac Donald, Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of The Diversity Delusion, explains where these destructive ideas are coming from.




4 Responses to “What Does Diversity Have To Do With Science?”

  1. Thomas Gaume says:

    Interesting. If a entity is publicly funded wouldn’t make sense that all applications for jobs and higher learning would be absent of any race or gender identifiers? Wouldn’t that result in not only the most qualified are selected, but provide equality across racial and gender lines? Wouldn’t this process also eliminate any claims of discrimination or favoritism?

    Thanks for bringing to light that Prager U had been banned by YouTube, owned by Google who along with Facebook openly promotes the “diversity” that skews the system in favor of less qualified applicants. For this fact alone I have made a donation to Prager with hopes that they will always be able to publish content that is thought provoking and challenges the status quo.

  2. Thomas Gaume says:

    And from the Brevard County Charter:

    SECTION 5.6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND INCLUSION

    All citizens and taxpayers are entitled to have access to their elected officials, to present their grievances to their County Government, and to participate in County Government in an effort to guide the future of the community. When making appointments of individual citizens who desire to participate in their government to any decision making, regulatory or advisory board or committee, including the Charter Review Commission, the Board of County Commissioners shall make such appointments based on competence, expertise or merit of the prospective appointee. When appointments to all of the County’s boards and committees are taken as a whole, the appointments should include citizens from all segments of society in Brevard County, reflecting the differing viewpoints, gender, life experiences, professions, races, and ethnic background of Brevard County society and in an effort to provide balance with regard to race, gender or ethnic background. (Amd. 11-7-00)

  3. Hometown says:

    Thomas, great catch. I think it’s pretty obvious that creating rules that try to force people of different race, gender, religious, and ethnic backgrounds into positions/jobs creates a situation were the most qualified candidate is often not chosen. Candidates should be chosen based only on qualifications. This is another attempt to push for equality of outcomes, and not equality of opportunities. Everyone, regardless of background should have the opportunity to apply, but the outcome should not be based on race, religion, gender, etc.

    I’m not holding my breath but the county commissioners should remove the last sentence of sect 5.6. Or reword it to clarify the intent is equal opportunities are provided to all citizens.

    • AAfterwit says:

      Hometown,

      Like you, Thomas Gaume doesn’t miss much. We agree with him on things and disagree on others (seldom,) but one thing we can say is that you rarely “catch” him lacking information. And if he is and you give him a cite, he goes and reads it.

      Between people like you, Thomas Gaume, Lee and others, we really think we have some of the best readers and commenters out there.

      A. Afterwit.

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