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OPINION: ‘Diversity’ is B.S.

Roger Clegg, president of the Center for Equal Opportunity, writes at Minding the Campus about academia’s most popular buzzword, “diversity.” He says the term “diversity” has become interchangeable with “BS” in today’s hyper-politically correct academic environment

Here’s an instructive exercise:  The next time you read an article about “diversity” (see, e.g., the interview with the University of Wisconsin’s diversity honcho in Inside Higher Ed today), mentally substitute the letters “BS” for “diversity” every time the latter appears.  It’s amazing how much more accurate and understandable the article becomes!  (It’s even better if you spell out the word for which “BS” is the abbreviation.)

Here, I’ll get you started:

‘Strategic BS Leadership’

April 26, 2013 – 3:00am

By Scott Jaschik

College and university leaders talk all the time about their commitment to BS. And, on many campuses, students and faculty question the depth of that commitment. A new book, Strategic BS Leadership (Stylus) considers the steps colleges can take to transform their campuses. The author is Damon A. Williams, vice provost and chief BS officer at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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