At The Federalist, Joy Pullmann explains the views of Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn, who feels that maybe college isn’t for everyone. Arnn also laments “the diversity movement and the multicultural movement that has overtaken the modern university.” Pullmann writes (abridged):
Even though it’s in colleges’ financial and reputational interest to try to generate as many students as possible for themselves, Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn says pushing everyone towards college is a big mistake.
“Did you notice, there’s an amazing lockstep nature to the diversity movement and the multicultural movement that has overtaken the modern university,” Arnn observed.
“It’s not permitted to think anything but the short list of things, and they call it multiculturalism, the actual truth of what it does is it reduces all cultures to one common standard and they’re all equal.”
Yet this deprives our culture of the ability to call evil cultures evil, such as the reigning culture within Germany between 1943 and 1945. Refusing to make judgment calls such as these, or to subject judgment calls to free speech that allows for examining ideas to test their veracity, starves young people and ultimately an entire culture of the intellectual and moral habits that allow humans to live a good life. In other words, it creates an anti-human, antieducation society.
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