According to a Friday announcement from the Alabama Department of Labor, the state had about 2.04 million workers in May — the same as it had 10 years ago, shortly before the 2008 Great Recession hit and left millions of Americans unemployed.

In conversations with most college officials, many CEOs, many politicians and race hustlers, it’s not long before the magical words “diversity” and “inclusiveness” drop from their lips. Racial minorities are the intended targets of this sociological largesse, but women are included, as well.…