The Trouble with Diversity?

“Celebrating diversity and promoting affirmative action, Michaels writes [in The Trouble With Diversity], has turned the political left “into the accomplice rather than the opponent of the right.” Here’s how: Racists used to tell Americans that the differences that mattered among people had to do with the color of their skin rather than the size of their bank account. This diversionary strategy helped the ruling elite keep its money unmolested.”

This from a book review in the Los Angeles Times of The Trouble With Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality
by Walter Benn Michaels (Metropolitan Books: 244 pp., $23)

Sounds provocative. Has anybody read the book?

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