The Lie About College Diversity

Frank Bruni makes the argument that true diversity in a community does not just result from numbers and photos of diverse students and faculty.  True diversity is the result of "meaningful interactions between people from different backgrounds, with different scars and different ways of looking at the world".   He cites the tendency of students to "self segregate" and find "self affirming enclaves".  The situation on the college campuses reflects trends we see in independent schools and underscores the need for deliberate, intentional, hard work to bring about difficult but ultimately rewarding conversations and activities that will result in inclusion and respect.   See the article at