Yep, it is. It might seem counter-intuitive, but think about it. The argument for promoting and valuing diversity in workplaces, teams, schools, etc, is that it creates a more effective team in a global marketplace. Bullshit. Race doesn’t matter. I’m not saying we’re really in a postracial world, but race itself is only an issue insofar as people use it to discriminate. Say, by promoting diversity. In doing so, these people are saying that we’re different, based on our race/gender alone, and that a mixture of differences is necessary. But that’s shit. I can concede that maybe having a guy from India on my team would yield some crazy “Back in my hometown of Karnuji” anecdote that inspires a great idea, but the same could happen with a guy from Arkansas.
What you want is a diverse set of skills, not a set of diverse people.
This post was inspired by Purdue’s Fundamentals of Engineering course.
Fuck you, diversity. Your time as a buzzword needs to end.
Actually, slaxxor, what we want is people of color and women to have equal opportunity. Otherwise, it’s just white men getting the jobs - that’s what happens when you don’t have rules about this stuff. How do we know? Because of history.
Isn’t it interesting how it’s always White People (who have already configured the world such that everything works to THEIR sole benefit and to the DETRIMENT of anyone non-White) who say that talking about racism or promoting diversity is racist.
But of course, trying to correct wrongs that have caused untold suffering and CONTINUE to cause untold suffering TODAY to non-White people everywhere because of the DIRECT ACTIONS of YOUR GREEDY, SELFISH, DELUSIONAL, EVIL, BARBARIC, LUNATIC, RACIST ANCESTORS (and in many cases even Grandparents, Parents or other Family members) is being mean and unfair and of course racist.