Monday, July 11, 2016

"Public university now requires applicants pledge commitment to ‘diversity and inclusion’"

The College Fix:   “As of July 1, the University of Cincinnati will request a Diversity and Inclusion statement of all applicants for faculty and staff positions,” the university recently announced. “Faculty and administrative/professional applicants will be asked to submit a personal statement summarizing his or her contributions (or potential contributions) to diversity, inclusion and leadership.”...

Those applicants must now answer the question: “As an equal-opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with faculty, staff and students from cultures and backgrounds different from your own.”...

UC’s chief diversity officer, Bleuzette Marshall, did not respond to requests for comment from The College Fix. However, she told WCPO of the new policy “We want to be able to see who people are a little bit coming through the door, and we want them to know who we are, so we aren’t surprised by each other.” (emphasis added)

“We’re all better off with diversity in our lives,” according to Tamie Grunow, UC’s chief human resources officer, “and it’s part of demonstrating our commitment to diversity and inclusion and setting expectations and priorities.”

13 comments:

ndspinelli said...

They need to start w/ their basketball program. It's all Negro. No diversity.

Sixty Grit said...

Bleuzette Marshall - there's your sign right there.

“We’re all better off with diversity in our lives...”, no conservatives or Christians need apply.

edutcher said...

Next you'll have to prove no white ancestry back to 1750.

Leland said...

I doubt they require a pledge to the United States.

Amartel said...

Up next: Loyalty oaths. So we can "understand" your perspectives coming through the door and so you'll understand ours. For the sake of diversity. And The Children.

The will to power. Much like their presumptive candidate the Dems have become that which they pretended (back in the day) to abhor.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

While diversity of cultures is a goal (, it would be nice if universities made an effort for diversity of political and economic views too.

Methadras said...

I heard this once, Diversity is perversity, and so far it does not disappoint.

This is nothing more than brown shirt loyalism. Again, these people need to die. They are infecting everything they touch.

ampersand said...

Does a university, whose president's name is Santa J. Ono, really need a chief diversity officer? BTW Ono's wiki page lists him as a Canadian-American.

Julie Pascal said...

Who is against diversity and inclusion? Who? No one is against this. So on that level it's freaking insulting.

On another level, what is generally *meant* by "diversity and inclusion" is something else. People don't have to be for diversity and inclusion, they've got to be for a very narrow expression of those things, buy into a narrative, and never tell an earnest student or coworker that something they're doing isn't the most wonderful thing in the world.

edutcher said...

The issue is who decides this stuff.

they want to be the bean counters and be able to say, "Too much White Privilege in here", so minorities will think they've been cheated out of something.

This is necessary if you want a race war.

To be honest, yeah, there will always be people who don't want Jews, Catholics, blacks, Hispanics, etc., but most people, given the shot, will take anybody who pulls their weight.

Michael Haz said...

Just a guess here - I'll bet that "diversity" doesn't include acceptance of opinions voiced by, say, pro-lifers. Or Christians. Or anyone who favors m/f marriage. Or who is pro-military. Or pro-closed borders. Or who believes gender fluidity is bullshit.

Because "diversity" really means people of all colors and races and backgrounds who are socially and politically progressive.

No others will be tolerated.

rcocean said...

Why would anyone want to go to the U of Cincinnati?

rcocean said...

I don't understand the appeal of private universities that aren't at the elite level. You might as well just send your daughter to a public university, its cheaper and its just as good.

That's what we did.