Seriously, When Does ‘Diversity’ Ever Matter?
Identity politics is one of the cornerstones of the modern left. To those who believe that we are defined entirely by the group(s) we belong to, nothing is more important than diversity. The ideology of identity politics has already completely infiltrated the arts and humanities. Now, identity politics is moving in on the sciences.
In an effort to increase the number of women and minorities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields, universities have begun lowering the standards that have been in place for decades. The question – particularly when it comes to STEM fields – is why does diversity matter?
The fact that the standards must be lowered in order to bring more diversity into STEM fields is not evidence that women and minorities do not excel in STEM – it’s evidence that, on the whole, women and minorities are not as interested in pursuing a career in STEM. Fewer interested applicants means fewer qualified applicants, which in turn means that the standards must be lowered for women and minorities in order to achieve the type of diversity that the academic left desires.
Those fighting for diversity in STEM allude to the benefits that diversity will bring to the field. But if those benefits exist, are they really worth the price of artificially adjusting the standards? Keep in mind that lowering the standards to accept one person means denying someone else with a better resume.
At a time when America is already starting to lag behind in the sciences, now is not the time to begin lowering our standards even further. When it comes to STEM, success and excellence will always be more important than artificial diversity.
To learn more about the consequences of manufacturing diversity in STEM fields, be sure to check out the video below.
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