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February 11, 2004

Pounding the Dookies

Begging To Differ parses out Duke professors' responses on the lack of political diversity at the University of New Jersey--Durham.

There are two ways to explain the apparent inconsistency between the theory and practice of diversity on college campuses today:

1) Racial diversity is much more important than political diversity; or

2) Diversity is merely a rationale of convenience, used to justify otherwise unconstitutional race discrimination when the real agenda is to promote those pleasurable side effects listed above. When push comes to shove, diversity takes the back seat. Diversity is, at best, the side effect rather than the goal.

Posted by Bigwig at February 11, 2004 09:38 AM | TrackBack
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I especially liked the philosophy chair's response: because conservatives are so stupid0 it's natural that you wouldn't find them on university faculties. Well, just speaking for this Carolina boy, you won't find many Duke philosophy majors working for me, because Duke professors are a bunch of s***-arsed arrogant c***suckers with poor critical thinking facilities, made worse by the fact that their heads double as self-inflicted butt plugs, and frankly, I'm not confident in their ability to teach New Jersey kids how to think straight.

Bill Hobbs is actually all over this one. He points out that demographic studies have shown that conservative Republicans and educated liberal Democrats actually have identical education levels (quite high); that Republicans on the whole have .6 grade level more education on the average than Democrats; and that the least educated chunk of society - those with high school education only - are supermajority Democrat.

Fook Duck.

Posted by: Blackavar at February 12, 2004 12:00 AM

Sorry, that was law prof Jim Lindgren that's all over it, thanks for the tip Insty.

Posted by: Blackavar at February 12, 2004 07:41 AM
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