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College Faculty Members May Soon Have to Pledge an Oath to Diversity

College Faculty Members May Soon Have to Pledge an Oath to Diversity

Ideological purity test…

There’s nothing creepy at all about this. Nosiree.

The College Fix reports:

Faculty forced to pledge allegiance to diversity or lose their jobs nationwide

Unless a miracle of faculty governance takes place this spring, incoming students at Harvard will be forced to take an oath if they want leadership positions or postgraduate fellowships like the Rhodes.

It’s part of Harvard’s banal and poorly explained war against single-sex clubs, and it’s drawn rebukes across the ideological spectrum, including its Ivy League peers at the University of Pennsylvania.

Harvard faculty are exempt from such quizzing about their non-professional memberships.

But as the Martin Center’s George Leef reminds us, faculty in many places are bound by the same kind of “loyalty oaths” that Harvard students will soon bear.

They go by a different name – “diversity statements” – and they are particularly used to weed out prospective faculty or get rid of those who don’t have tenure or seek promotions:

Traditionally, faculty candidates have been evaluated on the basis of four documents: a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, research statement, and teaching statement. Now, a fifth document is being added—a statement in which the individual expresses his or her commitment to “diversity.” That is, how important it is to the individual, how he or she acts to further diversity, and so on.

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Now, a fifth document is being added—a statement in which the individual expresses his or her commitment to “diversity.” That is, how important it is to the individual, how he or she acts to further diversity, and so on.

And then, a sixth document will need to be added – a statement in which the individual expresses his or her commitment to “lying to protect his or her job.”

Many colleges have rated faculty applicants on their “commitment to diversity” for about a decade. That is one of the ways they have hired faculty that are >90% Democrats. They can’t ask people their political affiliation, but asking about “diversity” is the way they find out anyway. Conservative applicants are placed in the same position as a woman who is asked whether she intends to get pregnant soon. In either case, an illegal question deserves a self-serving answer.

When advising people who are looking for jobs, I tell them that the interview questions about “diversity” and related progressive goals are simply an oral exam. There are right answers and wrong answers, and they should simply give one of the “right” answers, rather than divulging their own beliefs. That is simply answering an exam correctly.

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