French offers an in-depth look at "diversity" within predominantly white independent schools in the northeastern U.S. from the perspective of policy developers and implementers. "Diversity", which began as a euphemism for racial integration, is largely unquestioned as a positive goal within schools. However, the nebulous and ever-expanding meaning of "diversity" has meant a drastic shift from the original mission of racial integration to a practice that serves to institutionalize the unequal status quo.