August 29, 2011

Are you gay?

Elmhurst College is the first college in the country to query incoming students about their sexual orientation:

“Would you consider yourself to be a member of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) community?”

With that one line, though, they became the first college in the country to ask potential students directly about their sexual orientation or gender identity.

“Increasing diversity is part of our mission statement,” said Gary Rold, Elmhurst’s dean of admissions. “This is simply closing the loop, in many ways, of another group who has a very strong identity. It may not be race and religion but it’s an important part of who they are.”

Being a private institution, Elmhurst certainly can do as it wants. However, once again, we see an educrat spewing the utter nonsense that diversity is of some paramount importance. As we've noted numerous times at Colossus, studies show otherwise. Not only that, why is a person's race "an important part of who" someone is? Answer: Because "progressive" educrats think it is, that's why. And that's all.

Consider this statement from towards the end of the article:

“It’s important that these youth have a way to express their sexual identity, like their racial identity,” he (Rold) said. “Colleges ask those questions so they can give them the resources to get them to be successful.”

I wonder: If a group of white students got together to express their "racial identity," what do you think the reaction of university officials would be? Do you think them throwing Rold's words back at him -- that "it’s important that [us] youth have a way to express [our] racial identity" would work? Or would Rold then regurgitate some socio-edu mumbo jumbo about "white privilege," etc.?

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It would be great if every incoming student identified themselves as LGBT. An easy way to put this stupidity to bed.

Posted by: Duffy at August 29, 2011 01:47 PM

From don't ask, don't tell, to we will ask and you must tell?

Posted by: Dana at August 29, 2011 09:00 PM

They don't just think its important as a component of what makes a person what he or she is, the most important thing about it is maintaining the ability to pander to yet another special interest group by making sure they have "opportunities", which is why so many colleges and universities are filled with people who would be better served in some technical or vocational school, or in some cases in the military. And that's not to say that people in the military are too dumb to go to college, but many of them benefit greatly from the exposure to discipline and order they can never find in a university setting. Universities are filled with mediocre students, many of whom go on to achieve absolutely nothing but a degree that helps them fill the ranks of company minority outreach employees. And then there are those who go on to become President.

Posted by: ThePaganTemple at August 30, 2011 08:14 AM

I assume your final question is rhetorical.

Posted by: Darren at September 4, 2011 02:15 PM