Shocked. Shocked.

Mahdatory diversity courses do nothing useful

A crminiology prof at Eastern Carolina University found out that:

After assessing the bias of students before and after the course—using prompts such as “a woman should worry less about their rights and more about becoming good wives and mothers” and “if blacks would only try harder they could be just as well off as whites”—Stacey found that the course hadn’t altered students’ attitudes towards race or gender.

Only their attitudes towards homosexuality had changed, she found.

“The results of the t-test indicate that the only significant change over time in the scales was in attitudes toward homosexuality generally,” Stacey reports. “This would suggest that the course has no effect on [attitudes towards women], symbolic racism, or attitudes toward gays/lesbians specifically.”

that’s actually better than I expected; I’d have figured the courses would make matters worse.

Especially given that their purpose is not to foster diversity, but rather to provide jobs for activists and teach students not to question the Big Left’s narrative.

4 thoughts on “Shocked. Shocked.

  1. I am reminded of a mandatory diversity class where…probably egged on gently by some of my fellow inmates….the teacher railed on how unfair it was that employers weren’t coming to hire people on the reservation where she’d grown up. Nobody dared to point out that there might be reasons for this, but those who knew those reasons certainly didn’t have their perspectives changed by that rant.

  2. I managed to graduate with a degree in the liberal arts without taking a diversity class. A diversity class would have been ludicrous. In the sciences you study things, in the LA, you study people. Thanks to globalism, there is no population on earth as foreign to us as the Elizabethans.

  3. We were having a discussion on sexism in one of my high school classes, and a friend of mine said that he worked at a gas station and had to clean the toilets and that there was twice as much graffiti in the women’s restroom as in the men’s. The teacher responded with, “You know why that is, don’t you?” – no doubt wanting to make a point about repression and finding an outlet.

    “Twice as many free hands?” was my response.

    Yeah, our principal just loved me.

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