The educational implications of Lionel Shriver’s attack on diversity ‘quotas’

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‘[I]f an agent submits a manuscript written by a gay transgender Caribbean who dropped out of school at seven and powers around town on a mobility scooter, it will be published, whether or not said manuscript is an incoherent, tedious, meandering and insensible pile of mixed-paper recycling.’

So writes Lionel Shriver, in a recent Spectator article. While her comments discomfited many, they resonated with others such as Toby Young, who, no doubt seeing themselves as good old meritocrats, worry about Penguin Random House’s ‘virtue-signalling inclusion policy’.

Shriver has claimed that her…

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