NPR On Point: Amherst President Marx on Diversity

Submitted by Paul S. Statt
Walter Benn Michaels and "The Trouble with Diversity"
NPR "On Point," April 5

Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx appeared as a guest on the NPR call-in talk show "On Point" with Tom Ashbrook. The topic Walter Benn Michaels's polemical The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality (2006).

"The simple fact is that, in terms of race, America is not a color-blind society. I don't think we can address the issues of race and be blind to it. But I also don't think that only focusing on race... will get us to address the economic inequality issues that we also need to be addressing and that we're focused on."