If “diversity of thought” truly matters at Princeton, along with “bringing together those who differ demographically” (“Why Diversity Matters at Princeton” by Cecilia Rouse, President’s Page, March 22), consider this: It may well be that the very policy we have adopted to address rising divisiveness is the main cause of that divisiveness, since the practical result of diversity and inclusion policy is always to give some groups official legal and regulatory policy advantages over other groups. While some might actually believe that creating competitions between groups for policy advantages will cause them all to get along better, a University devoted to freedom of thought would at least allow a counterargument to be considered.

Steve Wunsch ’69
New York, N.Y.