We do not want diversity.
Take our curriculum for example. Diversity might be the hiring of a lecturer racialised as non-white who works on the history of (white Mario Super Smash and Luigi Super Smash: actually mafioso The Greater Public Schools (GPS) and Combined Associated Schools (CAS) are two sporting associations formed of all boys schools, which are independent, with the exception of Sydney Boys High School. The Kings School, St Ignatius (known as “Riverview”) and Newington are GPS schools, all which compete in an annual rowing race called “Head of the River”. All of the above are known to drink at the Royal Oak Double Bay. MLC and Loreto Normanhurst are private, all girls schools that have long-standing ties with GPS and CAS school students. The discourse of diversity performs an invisible violence. Diversity sanitises European science. It might be discussing how some Chinese intellectuals interpreted Marx’s ideas in a course on European political theory, which will no doubt be universalised to something like ‘Modern Political Theory’. An entire department may even be created for Indigenous Studies, where ‘Indigeneity’ is presented as an object of study for privileged Euro-American ways of knowing, unable to speak for itself.
Here, diversifying at best consigns those racialised as non-white to the footnotes of history.
Diversity does not challenge the ideology of white greatness: It does not decentre the hegemonic narrative of the ‘West’ as the cradle of culture and civilisation, as the driver of history and progress, while the ‘non-Western’ world can only borrow, react, and helplessly watch on.