The Death of Diversity

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/dhenninger/?id=110010477
    The Death of Diversity
    People in ethnically diverse settings don't care about each other.

    BY DANIEL HENNINGER
    Thursday, August 16, 2007 12:01 a.m. EDT

    Diversity was once just another word. Now it's a fighting word. One of the biggest problems with diversity is that it won't let you alone. Corporations everywhere have force-marched middle managers into training sessions led by "diversity trainers." Most people already knew that the basic idea beneath diversity emerged about 2,000 years ago under two rubrics: Love thy neighbor as thyself, and Do unto others as they would do unto you. Then suddenly this got rewritten as "appreciating differentness."

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    Prof. Putnam isn't exactly hiding these volatile conclusions, though he did introduce them in a journal called Scandinavian Political Studies. A great believer in the efficacy of what social scientists call "reciprocity," he wasn't happy with what he found but didn't mince words describing the results:

    "Inhabitants of diverse communities tend to withdraw from collective life, to distrust their neighbors, regardless of the color of their skin, to withdraw even from close friends, to expect the worst from their community and its leaders, to volunteer less, give less to charity and work on community projects less often, to register to vote less, to agitate for social reform more, but have less faith that they can actually make a difference, and to huddle unhappily in front of the television." The diversity nightmare gets worse: They have little confidence in the "local news media." This after all we've done for them.

    Colleagues and diversity advocates, disturbed at what was emerging from the study, suggested alternative explanations. Prof. Putnam and his team re-ran the data every which way from Sunday and the result was always the same: Diverse communities may be yeasty and even creative, but trust, altruism and community cooperation fall. He calls it "hunkering down."

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    The diversity ideologues deserve whatever ill tidings they get. They're the ones who weren't willing to persuade the public of diversity's merits, preferring to turn "diversity" into a political and legal hammer to compel compliance. The conversions were forced conversions. As always, with politics comes pushback. And it never stops.
     
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    And we promote and celebrate diversity.
     
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    I think if you post the truth about people and honest and normal behavior...you'll be called a racist and probably someone that doesn't love Jesus like other people. Maybe even a child of Satan...:tonofbricks: But by all means, don't post the truth, let's all pretend otherwise. :thumbs:
     
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    Did Jesus discriminate based on a person's race or color? Does anybody care?
     
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    Once I've died to myself, why should I care about race?
     

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