Very few people would deny that diversity is a beautiful thing to see. When one walks into a room and sees people from different demographics, it can naturally feel very warm and welcoming; however, the current temperature regarding diversity and inclusion is reaching a boiling point.
It’s not about applauding variety welcomed through merit or character, but simply creating a diverse environment to check a box; for, according to the current cultural narrative, anything other than aiming for diversity is racist and discrimination.
If you dare try to argue the contrary–that discrimination is not always the issue (even using logic or reason), you would be laughed out of the room and called every name in the social justice playbook. This cry for diversity can be seen in nearly every sector, whether it’s the arts or politics.