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(Cultural) Originally, diversity of ideas and viewpoints were recognized as important to many different endeavors such as learning and decision-making - the idea being that the over time the best ideas and/or viewpoints would win out in fair competition. Unfortunately, once this concept was generally embraced as a good thing, it was subsequently perverted and has become a euphemism for quota preferences given to politically favored minority groups in such areas as hiring, promotion, granting of federal contracts and admission into educational systems.
Genuine diversity would imply that someone from Greenland or New Zealand would be a welcome addition to increase the diversity of a university culture. Instead, administrators believe their university somehow becomes more diverse by adding one more black from down the road, increasing black % enrollment from 7.23% to 7.24%. Odd how administrators never seem to notice that blacks don't really contribute to diversity anyway since blacks usually restrict their company to that of other blacks in the student union, classroom, fraternity, university clubs, etc.
by FigurinOutLife September 22, 2005
 
1.
An old, old wooden ship that was used during the civil war era to deliver large supplies of puréed walnuts from the South to the North. The walnuts were used as a replacement for toilet paper, due to the wartime shortage. Despite the volitile relationship between the two countries at the time, the North figured that it was more important to have a clean ass than to place an embargo on the South's nut shipments. The South figured,"Hell, we need the money".
There have been complaints from the authorities about a lack of diversity in the News Room.
by Mr. Incredible January 12, 2005
 
2.
A liberal euphemism used to justify hiring people who lack the skill and experience to do a job or task, because they are members of a group favored by liberals. White males, Christians, rural people, NASCAR fans, and people with strong moral standards are excluded from consideration.

Note that all white males who claim to support diversity already have very good jobs and two incomes, so they can afford to act like they believe in the diverse workplace.
Liberals proclaim that diversity is more important than experience or talent. It is far more important that your programming staff includes a moslem, a hindu, a bull dyke, a corn holing faggot, three other women, and a quadraplegic Polynesian person, than eight geeks who know how to code.
by Cap'n Bullmoose May 06, 2005
 
3.
According to Wal-Mart it means appointing people based on sex and race without qualifications. This holds true only if the applicant is female and/or black.

Another word used for discrimination in todays culture.
We are promoting diversity in our company!

We are only looking for females and blacks.

Diversity means that a standard has been lowered
by Chauncee Irving January 06, 2005
 
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An old, old wooden ship from the civil war era.
brian fantana: what in the hell'z diversity?
ron burgundy: I could be wrong, but i believe that diversity is an old, old wooden ship from the civil war era.
by people know me February 26, 2005
 
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Diversity=Really rich white folk won't live here.
"The neighborhood is wonderful and so full of Diversity!"
Response, "So you mean the white people are leaving?"
by yup2 April 05, 2011
 
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Anyone other than a white guy.
Person 1: The dean says our campus needs diversity.
Person 2: Oh, you mean less white males?
by andrew parker March 31, 2008
 
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A bigotted policy that is over-emphasized to an incredibly irritating level. It is also used in the name of tolerance and progress, but it in fact happens to hold certain people down until people of a particular group gets things first. In addition, certain minorities are also left out in so-called "Diversity Week" celebrations, especially those with mental disabilities and Native Americans.
I don't like bullsh....I mean "Diversity Week". It leaves a lot of people out and I would rather deface it than embrace it.

Editors: Don't delete this just because you don't like what you read.
by Radical Republican November 06, 2005