Category Archives: Diversity

Non-native eucalyptus and biodiversity

From Wikipedia: Eucalyptus plantations in California have been criticised, because they compete with native plants and typically do not support native animals. Eucalyptus has historically been planted to replace California’s coast live oak population, and the new Eucalyptus is not … Continue reading

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Diversity & Virtue

Link: Diversity increases social adversity. A 10% increase in diversity doubles the chance of psychotic episodes. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/201/4/282.abstract?etoc Diversity reduces voter registration, political efficacy, charity, and number of friendships. Ethnic diversity reduces happiness and quality of life. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9477.2007.00176.x/abstract;jsessionid=279C92A7EB0946BBA63D62937FC832A9.f04t03 Diversity reduces trust, … Continue reading

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How We Won The War?

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Black PhDs In Hard Sciences

Heather Mac Donald writes: “Blacks made up 4.7% of all doctorate recipients nationwide in 2006, 4.9% in 2010, and 5.2% in 2016, according to the National Science Foundation. But black PhDs have historically been concentrated in education; in the sciences, … Continue reading

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Washington Post: ‘‘They thought black soldiers couldn’t fight’ The tragic stories behind the executive order that eventually desegregated the U.S. armed forces’

The Washington Post essay doesn’t bother to make the case that integration helped to make the American military a more formidable fighting force. That is irrelevant to them. The article also doesn’t bother to investigate how the addition of blacks … Continue reading

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