Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ideology has swept through the academy like a prairie fire. The most troubling conflagration has been in the sciences, where the scientific ideal of the objective search for truth is being transformed into an ongoing class struggle session. Science and technology are being harmed as a result.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has not escaped, with the MIT administration enthusiastically fanning the flames. In response, a group of MIT alumni formed the MIT Free Speech Alliance (MFSA). Their first project was to organize an open and free debate on the question: Should academic DEI programs be abolished?
Our guests on this special episode of Restoring the Sciences are Heather MacDonald, Thomas W Smith Fellow and Contributing Editor at the Manhattan Institute, and Pat Kambhampati of McGill University, who will team to defend the Pro side of the question. Both have been prominent opponents of DEI ideology and defenders of the ideals of free enquiry and intellectual independence of the sciences.
If you would like to register for the full debate later this evening, follow this link: https://www.mitfreespeech.org/2023-debate.