Event Details

Please note: for this event, RSVP is required for guaranteed admittance. Walk-ins will be admitted on a first-come, seat-available basis ten minutes before the start of the talk, after those with RSVPs have been admitted.

Toxic ideas first spread by higher education have undermined humanistic values, fueled intolerance, and widened divisions in our larger culture. Students emerge into the working world convinced that human beings are defined by their skin color, gender, and sexual preference, and that oppression based on these characteristics is the American norm. Speech that challenges these campus orthodoxies is silenced with brute force. Mac Donald argues that the belief in America’s endemic racism and sexism drives these problems. A metastasizing diversity bureaucracy in academia and the workplace denounces meritocratic standards as discriminatory, enforces hiring quotas, and teaches students and adults alike to think of themselves as perpetual victims. The solution is a return to the classical liberal pursuits of open-minded inquiry and expression, by which everyone can discover a common humanity.

Heather Mac Donald, Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Contributing Editor for City Journal, NYT Best-Selling Author

Sponsored By:
Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy (CWCTP)

This event is part of a series where we are examining American identities. We strongly encourage all attendees to register for all events, which include:

Heather MacDonald: The Diversity Delusion on February 13th
Tukufu Zuberi: Fear of White Demographic Suicide on February 15th
James Piereson: Shattered Concensus March 7th
Mark Lilla: Identity and Citizenship on April 11th

  • When: Wed Feb. 13
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Address: University Memorial Center
    Boulder CO,US 80302

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