The Right Coast

June 06, 2005
A Wasted $50 Million
By Mike Rappaport

Tom's discussion of the waste of $50 million on diversity at Harvard brings to mind a question that had occurred to me when the protests against Summers's remarks began: Were the protests motivated by outrage or were they trying to get something? Of course, there is no need to have to choose between these alternatives. At the time, I thought the protestors' goal was to make it impossible for any mainstream person to voice the views that Summers had. Now, of course, it appears they have achieved a more tangible objective.