Colorado College doesn’t have enough “Diversity.” They want it; they need it; they pine for it. They lust and fantasize about it the way a teenage boy does about girls.
So keen are they on Diversity, that starting next year the college will begin a test-optional admission policy. Students will no longer be required to submit SAT or ACT scores. They claim eliminating this evidence of performance will “increase the diversity of its student body.”
The tacit argument, nowhere explicitly stated in their press release, is that blacks score worse than Asians and other groups. If the college used a merit-based selection process, not enough blacks to achieve DIVERSITY would make it, or are making it. The nirvana of DIVERSITY is when nary a of-no-color face is seen or even thought of.
Colorado College is forbidden to use race in an outright open manner. If it could, it could solve its diversity problem by handling Asians and other groups with this simple question: “Are you Asian or of-no-color (Y or N)? If Y, please apply elsewhere.”
But, no. They would never go that far. Not because an All-Diverse student body wouldn’t make them shiver in delight. If they reached the acme of Diversity, CC administrators would black their faces, hop on planes, and brag to all the other campus leeches at leeching conferences about how Diverse they are.
They’d have to fly coach, though.
If colleges only accepted the diverse and ignored Asians and of-no-colors, the lovely flow of green would cease.
Colleges and universities want blacks and other of-colors because these folks have color, yes. But their lovely dark shades are not the primary reason why administrators want more of them.
For the love of money is the root of all evil.
Colleges and universities are running out of of-colors and Asians. There are too many colleges and not enough bodies to fill them. If there aren’t enough bodies, there isn’t enough cash in the form of government-backed loans coming in. And if there isn’t enough cash coming in, there’s no way to pay all those administrators.
Sure, they can and will fire some professors, hire adjuncts, and skimp in other ways, like stop buying books. But this will only get them so far.
There are only two solutions: fire administrators, or increase the number of students.
The first is no solution at all and is anathema. Firings administrators goes against the very purpose of universities, which is to hire administrators. After all, where else besides government could these fine people find employment?
More students are needed. Hence all the pools, climbing walls, carpeted playrooms and the like. Bigger universities speculate by placing ads for students in foreign countries. This works. Unfortunately, it works best in places like China and Korea. You don’t see Cornell putting up billboards in Zimbabwe (motto: True Diversity). More Asians. At least they’re rich Asians. They pay higher tuition rates, and many even pay cash. Lucrative!
Not-so-rich colleges have to make do with the native population where Asians and of-no-colors who want to go and can are running out. Solution? Increase diversity. Calls for increasing diversity are thus calls to increase the cash flow.
This is why colleges have not one, but a dozen, or even more, offices and departments and deans and administrators of diversity. They are all devoted to bumping up the number of students, and to keep the gold from departing.
It’s not enough to get the blacks in the door. Universities have to keep them the full four (or four-plus) years. It’s not efficient to have a student come for just one year. The marketing costs of bringing them in are barely covered, if at all. Those diversity officers don’t come cheap (which is why tuition soars).
Colorado College discovered a way to reduce recruitment costs. Admissions are now basically two-tired. Of-no-colors and Asians will still submit test scores, and be judged by them, but the “strengths beyond their test scores [will be] considered” for of-colors. In other words, as long as their loans come through, they’re in.
This approach must necessarily spread.
Diversity, then, is largely a scam, a ruse. It relies on idiot true believers who screech so loud that few can find the silence to think through the problem. Administrators think they can contain the fire they started, and maybe they can. Fires have a way of jumping fences, though, as happened at Evergreen.
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