Thursday, August 02, 2012

Diversity Thursday

So, the Diversity Industry isn't about quotas, eh? It doesn't impact in a negative way quality, eh? It does not discriminate, eh? It isn't all about soaking up taxpayer money, eh?

On June 20 the White House announced that it would issue guidelines expanding the scope of Title IX to cover science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
... Over the past decade, as Christina Hoff Sommers of the American Enterprise Institute has pointed out, the National Science Foundation has spent $135 million on gender-equity-promotion projects. The science money went to pay for, among other things, a staging of "The Vagina Monologues," the development of a game called Gender Bias Bingo, and workshops featuring skits in which male scientists mistreat their female colleagues,
... and it doesn't distract organizations from their core competencies either, eh?
... the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has produced a manual, "Title IX and STEM," that recommends that every university hire a full-time "Gender Equity Specialist" with a staff that would monitor science departments and labs for bias. The manual also recommends that universities fund departments based on gender and other "diversity" representation. Expect the rules likely to be issued by the Education Department under White House prodding to be similar--with the penalty for noncompliance to be the loss of federal funds.
There. The previous post was positive - so this balances things out. After all, I do have a reputation to keep - and it is Thursday! (you thought I had forgotten)

Hat tip SP.

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