In Colleges and Universities, why "Diversity"?

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    If one school chooses its freshman class strictly on the basis of academic merit (all criteria objectively measurable, and published in advance), and another college uses some objective criteria, but takes pains to ensure a "diverse" freshman class, in what meaningful way would the "diverse" class be better?

    I see nothing of value in diversity; indeed, diversity is the enemy of excellence. When "top" schools are considered, the diversity students are much more likely to fail (or have standards lowered to accommodate them), while they could be fully successful at a lesser school.

    In sum, diversity itself is stupid. Which is why Leftists love it so much.
     
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    Schools have never made choices based only on academic "'merit." Ever.
     
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    What does diversity mean, anyway?
     
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    Mainly blacks and Hispanics. No Asians, of course.

    I always said I depend on meritocracy in the best schools: but that's a problem since Asians always win that race. Cutting whites out. Hmmmmmmm. Maybe there needs to be "diversity" admissions standards for whites. I hope I'm not going over to the other side........ The situation is more complicated than I realized.
     
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    First of all what you see isnt important. You are an irrelevant nobody.

    Diversity leads directly to a better society primarily because you have different perspectives and different solutions. The more options you have the better. Does that make sense to your tiny brain?
     
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    See post #5
     
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    You mean the good ole boy network isnt based on merit?
     
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    If they did,there wouldn't be any right wingernuts nor Republicans.
     
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    I know white wingers aren't going to understand this, but when it comes to gathering knowledge, you need as broad a base as possible to reflect the greatest number of opinions and insight. Only then do you get epiphanies.
     
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    Where are the centers of the American culture that has swept the world? California and New York, or Salt Lake City and Birmingham? Where are the centers of American innovation that brought us space exploration, computer technology and medical advancement? San Jose, Boston, Pittsburgh or Nashville, Boise and Little Rock?
     
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