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PEOPLE WHO THINK LIKE US. Best of the Web (scroll to the "Diversity Fog" entry) finds an essay that argues disgraced New York Times staffer Jayson Blair was hired as a suburbanite with dark skin, not as a black person. The author's point: "Diversity is not just about skin color and ethnicity. It's about gender, sexual orientation, religion or lack thereof, ideology and other things I could think of if my own thinking weren't limited in ways of which I myself am unaware." (Does that mean idiocy qualifies as a form of intellect deserving of protected status?) Fair enough, but then why do the Faculty Senate by-laws at my University call for at least one member of color and one female, but viewpoint diversity is limited to one delegate per department?

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