October 01, 2011


That's how much William B. Harvey -- former Vice President for Diversity and Equity at the University of Virginia -- makes in a year. $315,000. If I had a kid at UVA and saw what the tuition I was shelling out cost me, I'd demand to know what this ridiculously politically correct dolt actually did to warrant such a salary. It certainly ain't because of "logic" like this regarding why Asian-Americans are underrepresented at the very top levels of American education:

Bill Harvey, vice president and chief officer for diversity and equity, said this discrepancy between higher and lower levels of the University faculty may be because of culture. He said Asian-Americans typically do not actively seek out leadership positions and instead may prefer to take a more supportive role. For example, Harvey said, they may appear more comfortable in roles as senior faculty members.

Now, Harvey's "logic" isn't misplaced since he may actually have a [cultural] point here. The problem is that it is highly doubtful that he'd apply this logic consistently. If a Vice President for Diversity and Equity's role is to "ensure" diversity at virtually any cost -- even at the cost of skirting the law so much so that you may as well be completely over the border -- it would be his job to make sure Asian-Americans were represented at those mentioned higher levels. And, of course, were we to apply Harvey's logic elsewhere, this same explanation should suffice as to why, without racial preferences and quotas, there aren't as many blacks and Latinos at various universities ... for that "may be because of culture" too, might it not?

As we've noted ad nauseum here at Colossus, self-described diversophiles and multi-cultis inevitably just cannot help tripping over their convoluted racial/ethnic/diversity "logic." Consistency is anathema to them, mainly because there is no consistency inherent in what they believe and advocate. For [further] example, Harvey is now Dean of Education at North Carolina A & T University where the student body is 84% African-American, and ten members of its Board of Trustees (out of twelve) are black. If diversity is such the educational "necessity" as vice presidents for Diversity and Equity routinely claim (and get paid handsomely for), why isn't Harvey actively attempting to diversify A & T's population so that the institution will gain all these miraculous "benefits?"

Posted by Hube at October 1, 2011 12:14 PM | TrackBack

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dare I say it...Multiculturalism and political correctness is basically back door reparations. Alabama has it right....prove your citizenship in order to get an education....now I know thats not what is really is, but that is how it should be!

Posted by: cardinals fan at October 1, 2011 02:38 PM

"He said Asian-Americans typically do not actively seek out leadership positions and instead may prefer to take a more supportive role."

Well that's mighty white of him...


Posted by: Scott Kirwin at October 6, 2011 02:25 PM