…ls in The Discourse agree with this basic conservative assessment of how diversity affects society. But, despite that underlying agreement, they somewhat bizarrely resist the conservative conclusion. Despite telling you that they think increasing diversity will result in children going hungry, as w…
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.