Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (DIE, or as they like to call it DEI) initiatives have taken over the corporate world, reaching into every aspect of our work, school, and lives. What is “DIE,” though? New Discourses founder James Lindsay explains the idea and its history in unprecedented depth in this new series from an in-person workshop, breaking down each of the three letters in detail. What we’ll find is that it’s a contemporary and managerial repackaging of Marxism.
EQUITY: In the first episode of the series, Lindsay dives into the concept at the center of DIE: Equity. It is not possible to understand DIE initiatives without realizing that equity is what drives them. Equity is the goal of all DIE programs, which is to say that DIE programs exist to force captive audiences of people to achieve “equitable” redistribution of resources, status, and wealth according to neo-Marxist Identity Theories like Critical Race Theory. Equity is an administered political economy in which shares are adjusted so that citizens are made equal, including shares of social and cultural capital. In other words, it’s an expansion of socialism. Once we understand what equity is about, the purposes of “Diversity” and “Inclusion” initiatives become clear.