Heather Mac Donald joins Brian Anderson to discuss how universities and the scientific community are being pressured to alter the gender and racial balance in STEM disciplines—science, technology, engineering, and math—and the implications for America’s future.

For decades, multiculturalism, quotas, and identity politics have been pervasive in humanities departments at most major universities—but not in scientific fields. Now that’s changing, as the identity-politics obsession has penetrated STEM programs, and administrators, professors, and other officials attempt to increase the number of women and minorities in the field, by almost any means necessary. As Mac Donald writes, this pressure is “changing how science is taught and how scientific qualifications are evaluated. The results will be disastrous for scientific innovation and for American competitiveness.”

Read Heather Mac Donald’s essay, “How Identity Politics Is Harming the Sciences,” in the Spring 2018 Issue of City Journal.

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  1. Thatcher

    I would disagree slightly with Heather. Political correctness occurs in China, it’s just not race or sex based. If you disagree with the government, or if you are part of the ~10% Christians, your odds of getting ahead are much lower.

    One of the many living examples of meritocracy to these SJW’s: Ben Carson. There are many in the past too – Madam Curie, George Washington Carver, etc.

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