by William A. Jacobson at legalinsurrection.com
Critical Race Theory offshoot “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” captured and imprisoned most of academia and many corporations in the aftermath of George Floyds death.
It was a frenzy to virtue signal and throw money at …. well that was the problem. What exactly were they trying to fix? The DEI industrial complex, fueled by tens of billions of dollars, had no actual solutions. I have argued endlessly that DEI makes things worse by focusing on group identity rather than individual merit, by setting groups against each other in zero-sum games, and by demoralizing and demeaning the very people (loosely, ‘non-whites’) DEI purported to help. And it is now widely recognized that the oppressor-opressed false narrative pushed by many if not most DEI programming is a leading contributor and instigator of antisemitism.
Can anyone point to any measurable accomplishment of the billions of dollars spend on DEI? And by accompishment, I don’t mean job creating for a DEI bureaucracy that adds zero economic value.