Heather Mac Donald — The Diversity Delusion (SCIENCE SALON # 39)

 
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Found this very interesting (probably because it supports thinks I already believe).

Heather Mac Donald — The Diversity Delusion (SCIENCE SALON # 39)

SCIENCE SALON # 39
Heather Mac Donald — The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture
The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture (book cover)

In this riveting review of the campus craziness investigative journals, writer, and lawyer Heather Mac Donald and Michael Shermer dive deep into the root causes of what has gone wrong on college campuses, in corporations, and in government agencies, over the decades that has led to a crisis in higher education … and beyond. Race and gender form the core of Identity Politics, which Mac Donald and Shermer discuss in dunking the myth that American society in general — and academia in particular — are rampant environments of bigotry and prejudice. Just the opposite is the case, as there has never been a safer and more inviting space to be than a college campus in 2018 America.

The discussion revolves around Mac Donald’s new book, The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture, in which she shows how toxic ideas first spread by higher education have undermined humanistic values, fueled intolerance, and widened divisions in our larger culture. Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton? Oppressive. American history? Tyranny. Professors correcting grammar and spelling, or employers hiring by merit? Racist and sexist. Students emerge into the working world believing that human beings are defined by their skin color, gender, and sexual preference, and that oppression based on these characteristics is the American experience. Speech that challenges these campus orthodoxies is silenced with brute force.

Heather Mac Donald is a self-described secular conservative (she’s an atheist) who writes extensively on American politics and culture. She is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow of the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to New York’s City Journal. Her previous books include The War on Cops, Are Cops Racist?, The Immigration Solution, and The Burden of Bad Ideas.

 
 
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27 September 2018 09:50
 

You might rethink that. Heather Mac Donald is one of my favorite columnists.

 
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27 September 2018 10:11
 
Celal - 27 September 2018 09:50 AM

You might rethink that. Heather Mac Donald is one of my favorite columnists.

I’m sure if she knew she would be as horrified as the rest us and do her damnedest to avoid any contact.

 
 
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27 September 2018 23:35
 

Diversity is good.
Being a snowflake who can’t deal with uncertainty and controversy is bad.

 
 
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Twissel - 27 September 2018 11:35 PM

Diversity is good.
Being a snowflake who can’t deal with uncertainty and controversy is bad.

You didn’t watch it, which is why you can only post feel good sound bytes.

 
 
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28 September 2018 01:21
 
GAD - 27 September 2018 11:41 PM
Twissel - 27 September 2018 11:35 PM

Diversity is good.
Being a snowflake who can’t deal with uncertainty and controversy is bad.

You didn’t watch it, which is why you can only post feel good sound bytes.

close to two hours?
No I didn’t watch.

But we’ve heard plenty about how stupid both students and University administrations have been, fighting for totally irrelevant issues of perceived violations of newly made-up norms.

Remember that Harris just had Jonathan Haidt on his podcast for his book: The Coddling of the American Mind.
Does this interview add anything?

 

 
 
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28 September 2018 05:54
 
Twissel - 27 September 2018 11:35 PM

Diversity is good.
Being a snowflake who can’t deal with uncertainty and controversy is bad.

Here is a 4 min of her discussing your delusions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=133&v=rB-AkU2oCnI

 
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28 September 2018 06:22
 
Twissel - 28 September 2018 01:21 AM
GAD - 27 September 2018 11:41 PM
Twissel - 27 September 2018 11:35 PM

Diversity is good.
Being a snowflake who can’t deal with uncertainty and controversy is bad.

You didn’t watch it, which is why you can only post feel good sound bytes.

close to two hours?
No I didn’t watch.

But we’ve heard plenty about how stupid both students and University administrations have been, fighting for totally irrelevant issues of perceived violations of newly made-up norms.

Remember that Harris just had Jonathan Haidt on his podcast for his book: The Coddling of the American Mind.
Does this interview add anything?

 

I found it very interesting and watched the whole thing which is rare for me.