The Fallacy of “Cultural Appropriation”

Last week, Leftists in Portland, Oregon found a new cause: “cultural appropriation.” Apparently, while vacationing in Mexico, two women decided to open a taco truck upon returning to Portland. While in Mexico, they spent some time picking the brains of the locals, who were hesitant to share all of their secrets. But the women learned […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]