In this guest lecture, Dr. Laura J. Kwak from York University, delves into the intricate dynamics of race, representation, and political power. Through her extensive research on the Conservative Party of Canada and the politics of representation, she unveils the hidden mechanisms that shape our understanding of "diversity" in politics. We unravel the complexities of race, structural power, and the reproduction of dominant racial discourses. Discover how these discourses not only hinder substantive diversity but also neutralize critiques of state violence. This enlightening lecture sheds light on enduring power structures and invites us to critically examine the rhetoric of incorporation and assimilation.