Diversity Quotes

In the early 90s I was getting flak – particularly from the British comics press – for not being political enough. People were doing political comics about how Margaret Thatcher was a bad person, and I was talking about diversity of race and gender and sexuality. When I was asked about it in interviews I […]

When faculty and administrators talk about “diversity,” the term is used as a euphemism for left-wing conformity, an inversion of the word’s true meaning. As Thomas Sowell has observed, when folks on campus talk about creating a “diverse faculty,” they mean they want to hire a faculty that includes black leftists, Asian leftists, Hispanic leftists, […]

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.

Vitality springs from diversity – which makes for real progress so long as there is mutual toleration, based on the recognition that worse may come from an attempt to suppress differences than from acceptance of them. For this reason, the kind of peace that makes progress possible is best assured by the mutual checks created […]

Some like carrots, others like cabbage.

Not one of the multicultural classicists really wishes to live under indigenous pre-Colombian ideas of government, Arabic protocols for female behavior, Chinese canons of medical ethics, Islamic traditions of church and state, African approaches to science, Japanese ideas of race, Indian social castes, or Native American notions of private property.

The notion that the course in Western culture can be enriched by adding, to its core list of readings, books by women and persons of color not because they are the best or most appropriate for the subject in hand, but because of the race or sex or class of the author – a kind […]

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

So, let us not be blind to our differences-but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the meant by which those differences can be resolved. And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

“Our unity is in our diversity.” You can smell the spilled bong-water, can’t you? There’s a certain mindset that automatically finds profundity in oxymorons – it’s as if they believe that something so manifestly false must be true… I’m not saying people of different faiths can’t live together; obviously, they can if they want to. […]