The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture

The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture

by Heather Mac Donald


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By the national bestselling author of The War on Cops: a provocative account of the erosion of humanities and the rise of intolerance

The American university is in crisis and taking the rest of society with it. Toxic ideas promulgated by higher education are undermining the classical values of the humanities, fueling intolerance, and widening, rather than healing divisions, and rapidly infecting our larger culture. Students emerge into the world believing that human beings are defined by their skin color, gender, and sexual preference, and that oppression based on these characteristics defines the American experience.

The Diversity Delusion argues that the root of this problem is our reckless pursuit of diversity, at the cost of a truly liberal education. Heather Mac Donald argues that today’s university culture is remaking the world in its image, with destructive results for students, potential employers, and society in general. Mac Donald punctures the victimology cult by telling the truth about the university: there has never been a more welcoming, opportunity-filled environment; far from being oppressed, American college students are among the most privileged individuals in human history.

The Diversity Delusion calls for a return to learning that broadens the mind and takes students outside of their narrow selves. Unless the victimology university is dismantled, American society will grow ever more fractured and thought ever less free.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250200914
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 75,531
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Heather Mac Donald is the national bestselling author of The War on Cops, Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and a contributing editor of City Journal. A former aspiring academic with roots in deconstruction and postmodernism, she has been the target of violent student protest for her work on policing. She received the 2005 Bradley Prize for Outstanding Intellectual Achievement. Her writings have also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, The New York Times, The New Republic, and Partisan Review, among others. She lives in New York.

Table of Contents


Part I: Race

1. The Hysterical Campus

2. Elites to Affirmative Action Voters: Drop Dead

3. Affirmative Disaster

4. The Microaggression Farce

5. Are We All Unconscious Racists?

Part II: Gender

6. The Campus Rape Myth

7. Neo-Victorianism on Campus

8. The Fainting Couch at Columbia

9. Policing Sexual Desire: The #MeToo Movement's Impossible Premise

Part III: The Bureaucracy

10. Multiculti U.

11. How Identity Politics is Harming the Sciences

12. Scandal Erupts Over the Promotion of Bourgeois Behavior

Part IV: The Purpose of the University

13. The Humanities and Us

14. Great Courses, Great Profits

15. The True Purpose of the University

16. From Culture to Cupcakes



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