Stay Tuned…

The annual gathering of Classicists just exploded, followed by a maelstrom of Twitter twittering, when a questioner commented to a panelist that he had been hired (at Princeton) only because he’s black.

Minding The Campus will publish and essay of mine on this todo shortly, which I will link here. Meanwhile, for background reading you may want to look here, here, and here.

UPDATE

Well, that was fast! “Is Being Black A Badge Of Merit?” has just been posted.

McWhorter & Unz: Read These Two Articles Together

Recent articles by John McWhorter, offering some not unsympathetic criticism of “third wave” anti-racist social justice warriors, and Ron Unz, similarly offering not unsympathetic criticism of the hole the alt-right has dug for itself, should be read together. Each deserves to be read on its own, but they are better read together.

Unz’s 2012 article, “The Myth of American Meritocracy,”  many of you will recall (but some may have forgotten), probably contributed more than anyone or or anything else to the current concern with Ivy League et al. discrimination again Asians. It was largely responsible for prompting Harvard’s 2013 Office of Institutional Research study of that question that has proved so embarrassing to Harvard (See recent reference here).

Surprise! (Not) … It’s Trump’s/The Republican’s Fault!

A little over a week ago I began “Government Shutdown Revisited: Causation/Responsibility/Blame And The Fallacy Of Conventional Wisdom” by noting, “Here we go again — with the looming possibility of another government shutdown and the frantic preliminary effort in the mainstream press and sympathetic circles to blame the Republicans.” Now that the shutdown is here […]

Stuart Taylor Comments On Lawsuit Against Harvard Law Review

[NOTE: Be sure to read the excellent comment to this post by George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf] Two days ago, in the post immediately preceding this one, I discussed “Another Discrimination Lawsuit Against Harvard,” this one against the Harvard Law Review for using racial and gender preference in selecting its editors. Stuart Taylor, […]

Another Discrimination Lawsuit Against Harvard

[NOTE: Be sure to read the post immediately after this one, “Stuart Taylor Comments On Lawsuit Against Harvard Law Review,” and the excellent comment on that post by George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf.] Another discrimination lawsuit against Harvard has been filed in federal district court in Massachusetts. A Texas-based group, Faculty, Alumni, and […]

Government Shutdown Revisited: Causation/Responsibility/Blame And The Fallacy Of Conventional Wisdom

[NOTE: For anyone who read this post between midnight and dawn today (I’ll refrain from commenting on why you were blog reading rather than in bed or having fun, or both), be aware that I’ve added some examples at the end.] Here we go again — with the looming possibility of another government shutdown and […]

Lame Defense Of Harvard … By Harvard’s Lawyer

See my new essay on Minding The Campus to find out “Why Harvard Needs Better Defense Lawyers.”  

From Diverse Professors To Professors Of Diversity

Stuart Taylor: Liberalism’s Poor Eyesight Causes Poor Insight

Racism, Racialism, Racial Essentialism: Does Race By Any Other Name Smell Just As Sour?

“Diversity” Rests On Racialist Assumptions

Liberals Choose Douglas Over Lincoln

Mismatch: Richard Sander v. The University of California

Where There’s A Will There’s … No Way

“… Trying To Stave Off The Stigma Of Affirmative Action”

San Diego State, Etc.

San Diego State University: The Depressing Face Of the Future Of “Diversity”?