New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2018
278 pp. $28.99 (hardcover)
Every human being—regardless of race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and other non-volitional characteristics—has a moral right to his own life. Fighting for those whose rights are trampled is often a noble pursuit. Many “diversity” advocates, however, fight for the preferential treatment of certain groups—via affirmative action and the like—on the premise that people are so prejudiced that they must be legally prevented from discriminating. In many countries where rights generally are protected, affirmative action undermines legal equality and incentivizes people to discriminate based on skin color and other irrelevant traits. In The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture, Heather Mac Donald argues that affirmative action degrades schools and businesses and hurts everyone involved—even those it purports to protect. . . .