Monday, February 10, 2003

Corporate versus university diversity training 

Another article from a couple weeks ago on FrontPage magazine about diversity training in corporations. There's a link to this article on Nichols and Associates, authors of one of the reports on diversity at SCSU, which we've dissected here.

I think FrontPage is blurring the issue here. A corporation is a private company with the purpose of earning profits. If it feels its profits are improved by having a diverse workforce, it may wish to require training for this from its own employees, though the Kodak policy would appear to be discriminatory towards Catholics. (The issue of whether a private employer may enter into only those contracts she or he wishes is a wider question.) Universities, however, have a special nature in pursuing education and truth.