What you don’t measure you can’t manage, so the DEI industrial complex at MIT keeps a keen eye on race and ethnicity statistics. The sacred mission of the thundering herd of DEI deans, assistant deans, and growing indoctrination staff at MIT is to eliminate systemic racism, because this will ipso facto make the student body look like the rest of America. A peek at MIT’s Diversity Dashboard reveals the complexity of this challenge.
Taking international students out of the mix (no accounting for them foreigners), 39% of the remaining student population identifies as white, compared to 62% of the U.S. population. Glaringly, 29% of the student population is Asian, compared to 5% of the U.S. population. Houston, we have a problem! (Call Harvard?)
But wait, there’s more. Only 6% of MIT students identify as black, compared to 13% of the U.S. population. And indigenous students are lost in the noise floor, compared to 2% of the U.S. population. This shall not stand! From which identity group’s hide must social justice come?