A friend comments:
This is weirdly fascinating. The proposition that individuals can differ by innate mental ability and that races can differ by the average of such abilities:
1) conflicts with no major Western religious tradition;
2) conflicts with no major Western philosophical tradition;
3) is consistent with everyday experience;
4) is probably believed by the majority of ordinary people of all races;
5) is consistent with the weight of evidence from the most exhaustive and sophisticated empirical studies;
6) is consistent with, indeed is an almost inevitable implication of, the most basic version of evolutionary theory, which theory all educated people are supposed to accept.
And yet the operative assumption of government policy and the protocols of almost all public journals are that this proposition cannot be true.
Yes, leftism is composed of multilayered, overlapping, hypocrisies.
Case in point,
The Obama administration has asked a federal appeals court to uphold a race-conscious admissions system at the University of Texas at Austin, aiming to stymie a lawsuit that conservatives hope will spur the Supreme Court to limit affirmative action at public colleges.The Texas case tests a 2003 Supreme Court decision that upheld a race-conscious admissions system at the University of Michigan Law School. That ruling in Grutter v. Bollinger said the law school had "a compelling interest in attaining a diverse student body."
And of of course, if there is no such thing as race, then there's no such thing as diversity.
and on it goes....