Diversity

A local law firm is coming to our law school to do some recruiting, and the memo posted around the school notes that the firm has a “Diversity Scholarship” program, and goes on to say:  ”Women and Diverse Students Encouraged to Apply.”

Aargh.  There are no “diverse students” here, or anywhere else — diversity is a characteristic of populations, not of individuals.  I’ve long ago gotten used (reluctantly) to the use of the word “minority” in this way – are we going to have to go through the same thing for “diversity”?