The Campus Y has taken away its decades old requirement that it have one male and one female serve as co-presidents. The policy was instituted in order to prevent discrimination against women who were, back in the day, a minority here at UNC.
Some might argue that the change is not in keeping with the Y’s commitment to diversity. However, is diversity for the sake of diversity a good thing? What if, as there are this year, there are three candidates running? One person inevitably runs unopposed. The qualification is merely one’s gender.
Not to beat a dead elephant, but UNC seems to be a slow learner on the subject: diversity is not a virtue. It is, in fact, an unsustainable policy (if an organization is be taken seriously) as the Campus Y finally figured out. Besides, who hasn’t noticed that the line at Lenoir is 85% female? It’s the men who need affirmative action.
Also, if they are obsessed with being committed to “social justice through the cultivation of pluralism,” perhaps the Y could focus on other areas of diversity. For example, why not have at least one co-president who does not carry a red-card in his wallet?