Ron Unz, American Meritocracy Revisited: Elite Admissions, Asian Quotas, and the Free Harvard/Fair Harvard Campaign

RON UNZ    The Disappearance of American Meritocracy For at least the last two generations, American conservatives have been loudly complaining about the racially-based employment and admission policies widely described as “affirmative action.” I know this to be true because as a youngster in the 1970s, strong opposition to affirmative action was the primary issue that gradually drew me towards the Republican Party, until I finally cast my first presidential vote for Ronald Reagan in 1980. Yet although Republicans have held the White House and Congress during much of this…

The Diversity Problem on Campus | Opinion

DORIAN S. ABBOT AND IVAN MARINOVIC , PROFESSORS Students sit on a bench in front of the library at the University of South Carolina on August 10, 2020, in Columbia, South Carolina (above). SEAN RAYFORD/GETTY IMAGES American universities are undergoing a profound transformation that threatens to derail their primary mission: the production and dissemination of knowledge. The new regime is titled “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” or DEI, and is enforced by a large bureaucracy of administrators. Nearly every decision taken on campus, from admissions, to faculty hiring, to course content, to teaching…

Merrick Garland—Antifa Attorney General Plans to Crush Dissent

JOHN DERBYSHIRE Of the sixteen persons nominated for a cabinet position, as listed in the January 23rd issue of The Economist [After the chaos of the Trump era, what can Joe Biden hope to achieve?] nine have now been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and have assumed office. So we are better than halfway through the confirmation process.   You can’t help but notice the diversity. Not one of them—not one of the sixteen—is a non-Hispanic white Protestant heterosexual male. To put that another way: Not one of the sixteen comes from the same slice of the diversity…