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February 27, 2013

Harvard's Secret Diversity Plan for the Law School

The math is in. Harvard Law School confirmed today that although women are 51 percent of the nation's population and 48 percent of the law school's new students, only 20.4 percent of the school's board of editors have been found to be female. Yielding to no one in the ceaseless quest to enhance its reproductive-organ diversity, the school has adopted a new affirmative action policy which--it hastened to add--is unlikely to require the immediate expulsion of any male editors, no matter how superfluous. Even apart from differential organ ownership among board members, the school likes to weigh a broad range of factors in its analysis, including disability, pigment and--some say--merit.

The "discretionary committee," as it is discreetly known at the school, is rumored to be pushing ahead with still secret categories of obviously needed diversity. Usually reliable scuttlebutt says the school is looking for board membership from at least one transsexual, a Scientologist, an illegal alien living in the shadows, an ovo-lactarian, the offspring of one of Harvard's Arab potentate-donors, one or more lapsed Unitarians, and a former altar boy who has never been molested by a priest.

Sources say a suggested opening for one conservative or libertarian was brushed aside with a curt "You go too far, sir. Simmer down."

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