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Michael Barone: No heterosexual white males need apply

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America’s great universities continue to be bastions of intolerance. They profess to prize “diversity,” which in practice means that everybody must believe the same things. The campusreform.org blog has the story of how the Northwestern University Student Senate refused to allow student Stephen Piotrkowski to become vice president of diversity and inclusion because he admits to being a white heterosexual male.

One student senator asked Piotrkowski how he could possibly interact with and serve a minority community. Piotrkowski pleaded that he is a “religious minority” and has a lesbian sister, but apparently that was not enough. A student on the Associated Student Government Diversity and Inclusion Committee explained why Piotrkowski could not be included, “The university is not ready, in any capacity, for a heterosexual white male to be in charge in any way of diversity and inclusion. I don’t know if any university is.”

For some reason this story reminds me of the scene in the movie "Dr. Strangelove" when Peter Sellers, playing the president, chides his squabbling aides, “No fighting in the War Room!”

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Michael Barone

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