Heather MacDonald reports Cornell Seeks Diversity Ph.D., Qualifications Irrelevant. Her commentary concludes
It is hard to imagine a more revealing demonstration of how thoroughly the academic endeavor has been hijacked by narcissistic irrelevancies. Parents thinking of sending a child to Cornell should be on notice: He may be taught by someone chosen purely on the basis of skin color, with no attention given to that professor’s contribution to Cornell’s intellectual depth and breadth.
Actually we think this is refreshingly honest compared with how such base motives are commonly dressed up with a fig leaf or two when advertised. Good for Cornell in being open about what really goes on!