After a long morning away from my computer, I’ve got a couple of minutes just to say “hi,” and then I’m back to being away. I’ll be back tonight, though, and should have some good, pent-up blogging energy!
In the meantime, if you’re looking for something interesting to read and think about, you could do a lot worse than (a) checking out my Blogfriends or (b) reading Peter Kirsanow’s article about the Supreme Court’s upcoming cases regarding “diversity” in education. As to the latter recommendation, because “diversity” is one of those words that falls under the multi-culti rubric and takes up a ridiculous amount of time in education — with, as Kirsanow points out, questionable benefits — I thought the article was worth reading.
By the way, the fact that I’m opposed to the loosey-goosey idea of “diversity” does not mean that I support segration or degradation of any group in school. I think it’s ridiculous, though, to elevate some amorphous goal of “diversity,” with everyone claiming a slice of that pie, all the while ignoring actual academic subjects that will, in the long run, benefit all students, regardless of race, color, creed, or sexual preference/orientation.
UPDATE: If you want to get more of a handle on why I think diversity is overrated, click on over and read this little American Thinker squiblet about the elusive lesbian niche market. It’s not quite on point, but it is a reminder that the whole diversity mantra boils down to segregation with a “positive” spin, and that the focus on diversity often allows its acolytes to miss out on reality altogether.