Diversity and Knowledge

In my past articles on diversity, I talked about how diversity advocates eschew personal choice in demanding business hiring and educational institution admissions be based on ethnic heritage and not competency as their criteria; how they attack values by seeking to eliminate evaluation; how they elevate the group above the individual; and how they demand […]

Responsibility in the Entitlement Age

Today’s editorial in the Chronicle bemoans potential cuts to (or even the dismantling of) Medicare and Medicaid. The paper writes that if the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, has his way

America’s middle-class should be prepared to pay not only for their own health-care needs in old age, but also for the […]

Chocolat and the Virtue of Independence

Brian’s article on the movie Chocolat talked about the challenge of pursuing ones values in the face of a community antithetical to those values. The virtue required for this kind of courage is independence. Independence is never placing anything above the sovereignty of one’s own mind and is a prerequisite to pursuing rational values. Chocolat […]

Diversity and Conformity

As discussed in my previous articles, the claim that all cultures are inherently equal, the attack on rational values, and the raising of the group above the individual underlies the call for “diversity”.

But what is the goal of the diversity advocates? The alleged goal of “diversity” is to eliminate a policy of “exclusion.” “Racial […]

Diversity and Collectivism

Referring back to the definition of “cultural diversity” in my article on “Diversity and Multiculturalism:”

Cultural diversity or multiculturalism is the acceptance of the various ethnic cultures in schools, organizations, businesses, neighborhoods or cities. At the best, it involves treating impartially and fairly each ethnic group without promoting the particular beliefs or values of any […]

Hobson’s Choice

Nearly every day, we are besieged with claims that human actions are caused by forces outside of our control. Whether it is abuse as a child, one’s economic conditions, or genetics, we are repeatedly told that we aren’t responsible for our actions.

Hobson’s Choice dramatizes the fact that we possess the faculty of volition (free […]

Diversity and the Attack on Values

The definition of cultural diversity cited in my article on Diversity and Multiculturalism stated that one of the characteristics is “. . . treating impartially and fairly each ethnic group without promoting the particular beliefs and values of any group”.

Every culture is different but none is superior according to the “diversity” advocates. This means […]

Twelve Angry Men

It is not unusual to hear someone admonished for being judgmental. Such admonishments are themselves a judgment, and just one example of the fact that it is impossible to live without judging others. The real issue is not whether to judge or not, but whether to judge rationally or not.

Twelve Angry Men shows us […]

Diversity and Multiculturalism

The City of Houston’s Vision statement begins with “Houston offers opportunity for all and celebrates its diversity of people, economy, culture, and places . . .” (Emphasis added).

“Diversity” simply means variety and in and of itself is value neutral. Evaluating diversity as good depends on what is being diversified. A financial institution diversifying its […]