About a month ago, we at The Dartmouth Review posted an article on the divisive and iniquitous nature of affirmative action (see Affirmative Action Promotes Inequality). In it, we argued that affirmative action is and will always be a failed doctrine for one simple reason; it is simply an immense self-contradiction. By institutionalizing inequality in academia, the workforce, and society at large, liberals have birthed a system that enables the government to assign privilege to certain groups based on race and race alone. Inherent in this designation is a dichotomy that perpetuates racial self-consciousness and tension by elevating the interests of some over those of others. As result, we concluded that instead of promoting equality, affirmative action actually begets a “heighened sense of race consciousness” that prohibits progress and undermines the program’s original intent.
Apparently, no one at The Dartmouth bothers to check our website, for earlier week Kevin Francfort wrote an article much to the same effect. Entitled “Rethinking Diversity,” it makes a strong case for the need to drop considerations of race within admissions, arguing instead that diversity of opinion is much more important than diversity of skin color. No surprise there, but where the piece was most insightful was in its accompanying comments page. There, a Hannah Giorgis wrote: