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Ending Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Bari Weiss Summer 2024

Twenty years ago, when I was a college student, I started writing about a then-nameless, niche ideology that seemed to contradict everything I had been taught since I was a child.

It is possible I would not have perceived the nature of this ideology—or rather, I would have been able to avoid seeing its true nature—had I not been a Jew. But I was. I am. And in noticing the way I had been written out of the equation, I started to notice that it wasn’t just me, but that the whole system rested on an illusion.

What I saw was a worldview that replaced basic ideas of good and evil with a new rubric: the powerless (good) and the powerful (bad). It replaced lots of things. Colorblindness with race-obsession. Ideas with identity. Debate with denunciation. Persuasion with public shaming. The rule of law with the fury of the mob.

Read the whole article at Tablet Magazine: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/end-dei-bari-weiss-jews

Bari Weiss is the founder of The Free Press (formerly Common Sense) and host of the podcast Honestly. This article is reprinted with the permission of Tablet Magazine.