While the values espoused by conservatives include hard work, morality, and thrift, one of the most favorite values of liberals is diversity. Unfortunately, this is often a false value that is rarely actually displayed by liberal institutions. For example, higher education is a bastion of liberal thought where diversity is king (or should I say queen in the interests of diversity).
Sadly, the diversity in action is wildly missing when it comes to diversity of thought. The percentage of liberals teaching or administering at most leading universities can be up to ninety percent or more, hardly evidence of diversity.
You may argue that this is because no conservative wants a career in positions such as theater, women's literature, and queer studies but couldn't the universities at least invite conservatives to speak at graduations? In the interest of diversity, we should expect at least half of the commencement speakers to be conservatives, right?
Here are the upcoming commencement speakers at the leading U.S. universities for 2014.
Ivy League Schools
Brown University - Writer Isabel Wilkerson, a former NY Times bureau chief and expert on black migration
Columbia University - No commencement speaker
Cornell University - Actor Ed Helm, known for The Office and Hangover.
Dartmouth College - TV Producer Sonda Rhimes, known for Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and President Barack Obama appointed her to serve as a trustee for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts appointed by Barack Obama
Harvard University - Liberal former mayor Michael Bloomberg
Princeton University - Former Vice President Al Gore the climate change prophet
University of Pennsylvania - Singer John Legend, known for supporting Earth Institute's sustainable development and AIDS Service Center NYC
Yale University - Democrat Secretary of State John Kerry
Other Top Line Schools
Brandeis University - Social activist Geoffrey Canada
Duke University - General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
John Hopkins University - YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, Democratic fund raiser
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Dupont CEO Ellen Kullman, 61% of political donations made to Democrats
Northwestern University - Conductor Riccardo Muti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Stanford University - Liberal philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates
Tufts University - Anne Marie Slaughter, former Democrat State Department official
University of California Berkeley - Democrat Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
University of Southern California - Salesforce.com CEP Marc Benioff, regular Democrat campaign contributor
University of Notre Dame - BBC Chairman Chris Patten, former Conservative member of Parliament
University of Rochester - Liberal CNN commentator Chris Matthews
Wake Forest University - Jill Abramson, executive editor, New York Times
So, out of 20 top schools, only two (Notre Dame and Duke) have speakers that would not be identified as liberals.
Where is the diversity?
Not at our most prestigious universities.
Liberals seek a diversity of gender, sexual orientation, or skin color, but the last thing they want is a diversity of thinking.
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