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Equity and Inclusion at Cal Berkley
Posted by: McQ on Saturday, March 17, 2007

Tony Woodlief of Sand in the Gears wonders:
The University of California at Berkeley is looking to hire its first Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion, and I think it's about darn time. I'm heartened to know that with this renewed focus on recruiting students and faculty from underrepresented groups, Berkeley's agents will soon be scouring Iowa for devout homeschooled virgin boys. Young men returning from service in Iraq, likewise, may find a warmer reception than they would have received in years past. And no doubt many young parents, as well as retired executives, will soon be submitting their applications to the more equitable and inclusive Cal-Berkeley. Observant pro-war Jews, aspiring Christian filmmakers, chaste young pro-life activists — all are welcome under Berkeley's big tent, right?

I mean, surely this isn't a guise to continue the insular practice of recruiting from a narrow slice of the American political, geographic, religious, and social strata, is it? Is there a possibility that, for all the rhetoric, this represents a continuation of Berkeley's Orwellian effort to produce a student body in lock-step agreement with the warmed-over intellectual tripe that has dominated its social science and liberal arts departments for the past half-century?
In a word, yes. But I do love the proper and liberal use of appropriate sarcasm and Woodlief scores high on that particular scale with his treatment. Heh ...
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Iran will become an open society before Berkley does.
Written By: James E. Fish
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I entered UC Berkeley as a liberal and graduated as a conservative in the early 70’s. I learned to loath the left. Now the great whorehouse on Lakeshore Drive will have to recruit a lesbian Eskimo to coordinate "diversity", for $250k a year. Inclusion indeed.
Written By: Mark
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The classic argument is that people from "different backgrounds" will bring different viewpoints and broaden the discussion. The discussion is not broad enough to include the suggestion that Bobby Lee Gump will bring more of a different viewpoint than would Tiger Woods.
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