J. KARL MILLER: Diversity course is not the answer to intolerance at MU

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 5:41 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 25, 2011

In the disciplines of government and academia, there is no scarcity of people who so aspire to do good by ridding the world of their particular brand of perceived evil that they often invent solutions to problems either imaginary or inconsequential. Such is the "killing a gnat with a sledgehammer" proposal to require "diversity-intensive" courses — an overreaction to isolated racially offensive incidents.