At LewRockwell.com, Walter Williams lays bare the hypocrisy of America’s diversity crazed college presidents. He writes (abridged):
Check out any professional and most college basketball teams.
Their starting five, and most of their other 10 players, are black, as is 80% of the NBA.
This does not come anywhere close to the diversity and inclusion sought by the nation’s social justice warriors. Both professional and college coaches have ignored and threw any pretense of seeking diversity and inclusiveness. My question to you is: Would a basketball team be improved if coaches were required to include ethnically diverse players for the sake of equity?
I have no idea of what your answer might be but mine would be: “The hell with diversity, equity and inclusion.
I am going to recruit the best players and do not care if most of them turn out to be black players.”
Another question: Do you think that any diversity-crazed college president would chastise his basketball coach for lack of diversity and inclusiveness?
There are relatively few black fighter jet pilots. There are stringent physical, character and mental requirements, which many black applicants could meet. But fighter pilots must also have a strong knowledge of air navigation, aircraft operating procedures, flight theory, fluid mechanics, meteorology and engineering. The college majors that help prepare undergraduates for a career as a fighter pilot include mathematics, physical science and engineering. But if one graduates from high school without elementary training in math, it is not likely that he will enroll in the college courses that would qualify him for fighter pilot training.
At many predominantly black high schools, not a single black student tests proficient in math.
Walter E. Williams is the John M. Olin distinguished professor of economics at George Mason University.