But people seem to disagree on exactly what it means in practice. To blacks, it means that blacks should win all the Grammys and Oscars. After all, nothing could be more Diverse than Beyonce winning all 80 or so Grammys every single year.
To Angelo Mozilo, Diversity meant that Hispanics (and everybody else, while he was at it) shouldn’t have to follow outdated federal relations about documenting their incomes or providing a down payment in order to qualify for a mortgage from Countrywide Financial.
As the aggrieved students have trumpeted their opposition, their rhetoric has borrowed elements from larger campus activist movements across the United States. The upshot: What Westerners might perceive as Communist Party orthodoxy is mingling weirdly with academia’s commitment to diversity, political correctness, and other championed ideals.
The Dalai Lama’s tutor, Austrian mountain climber Heinrich Harrer, was a Nazi!
As Chinese alumni, we are proud to be part of the growing UC community because of its diversity and inclusiveness. When addressing such a diverse community, there is a greater responsibility to spread a message that brings people together, rather than split them apart. During the campus commencement, there will be over a thousand Chinese students, families, and friends celebrating this precious moment with their loved ones. If Tenzin Gyatso expresses his political views under the guise of “spirituality and compassion,” the Chinese segment of this community will feel extremely offended and disrespected during this special occasion.
USCD should fire the Dalai Lama and instead hire Ta-Nehisi Coates to give his usual spiel about how People Who Believe They Are White crush Black Bodies.
Seriously, globalization means that everybody is in everybody else’s face all the time now. UCSD has 3,569 Chinese nationals as students, most paying full tuition. And these Chinese residents just want to have what everybody else on campus wants: a boot stamping on their enemy’s face forever. Is that too much to ask?
Traditionally, the system has been set up to allow “minorities” to act out by telling the white majority to take it like a man. After all, there are only a few minorities in this world compared to the vast majority who are white, so if minorities act out, those insults get diluted by the vast numbers of whites to absorb the insults.
What? Only 20% of UCSD undergrads identify as white?
Okay, we didn’t actually think through the end game when we started this process. We just assumed that the mighty white man would always be dominant, so whites could concede just a sliver of their privileges to the paltry numbers of minorities. But now you are telling me that in a globalized world, whites are a minority!