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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Monday, May 14, 2018

How Identity Politics Is Harming the Sciences | City Journal

Identity politics has engulfed the humanities and social sciences on American campuses; now it is taking over the hard sciences. The STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math—are under attack for being insufficiently “diverse.” The pressure to increase the representation of females, blacks, and Hispanics comes from the federal government, university administrators, and scientific societies themselves. That pressure is changing how science is taught and how scientific qualifications are evaluated. The results will be disastrous for scientific innovation and for American competitiveness.


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I heard a talk recently. The head of an educational institution spent some time explaining how she planned to rig the admissions system so that any grandson of mine would be discriminated against. And then they wrote to me inviting me to gift them money.

Posted by: dearieme | May 14, 2018 11:47:21 AM