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Data on how Ideological (Under)Representation Compares to (Under)Representation Along the Lines of Race, Gender or Sexuality

However, a question has come up time and again regarding the relative scale of these challenges: how does the lack of, say, political diversity measure up when compared to underrepresentation by race, gender or sexuality? To get at this question, we can compare rates of faculty identification across different identity measures.

Increasing Economic Diversity on Campus

Increasing viewpoint diversity in the academy offers many benefits. While Heterodox Academy is primarily focused on increasing political diversity to prevent the formation of political orthodoxy, there are many other kinds of diversity that would improve the quality of discourse on campus. One that is sorely lacking, and getting more attention in the last year or two, is economic diversity.

A recent piece by HxA member Jonathan Zimmerman of the University of Pennsylvania, published on Philly.com, offers this stunning statistic about his own school, The University of Pennsylvania:

Welcoming Glenn Loury to Heterodox Academy

We’re happy to announce that Glenn Loury, economist at Brown University, has joined Heterodox Academy. Glenn’s academic work has made him difficult to classify along partisan lines—he’s not a conservative, but he has been very critical of some liberal projects. Here he in a discussion with John McWhorter at Brown University, addressing whether campus protestors..

The Backstory of the AEI-Brookings Poverty Report

A working group of policy experts from left and right just released a major report on how America can best reduce poverty and increase opportunity. Here’s the back story of how the unusual collaboration began, and what lessons might help other politically diverse groups of experts work together.