Degree in diversity, equity and inclusion

Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. is the first school to offer a bachelor’s degree in diversity, equity and inclusion, but it will certainly not be the last (“University debuts nation’s first bachelor’s degree in diversity, equity and inclusion,” thecollegefix.com, July 23). I say that because we are obsessed with the idea that the proper racial mix in the workplace is the No. 1 goal.

I don’t doubt that the new major will attract many applicants who hope to use their degree to land a well-paying job in corporate America.  But I wonder if other majors would not be just as helpful.  I remember when some colleges began to offer bachelor’s degrees in public relations.  However, the degree opened no doors because the majority of those in PR had backgrounds as working journalist

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