It’s just silly to force an absurd conclusion from the article — that economic justice and diversity are *necessarily* incompatible — and then wonder why the author doesn’t react appropriately to this conclusion. Isn’t it more likely that that isn’t what the author meant?

As I said above, there is a much more sensible reading of Beauchamp’s thesis: You *can* pursue both diversity and economic justice, but you need to work directly on people’s attitudes. Just pursuing economic justice won’t make people more tolerant of diversity — *on its own* it might even make them less tolerant.

Lecturer in Philosophy, University of St. Andrews — personal website: https://axdouglas.com/

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