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Negative Diversity Comments Prompt Bias Report at Penn State

Negative Diversity Comments Prompt Bias Report at Penn State

“27 allegedly bias-related incidents”

Saying something negative about diversity is heresy in academia.

Campus Reform reports:

‘Negative diversity comments’ reported for bias at Penn State

A recent report compiled by the Pennsylvania State University classifies “negative diversity comments” and the display of a confederate flag as “bias motivated incidents” on campus.

The report released on Thursday documents 27 allegedly bias-related incidents from across the university during last year’s summer-fall semester of in an effort to “take a stand for a positive campus climate.”

“One report from University Park was related to hanging of confederate flag [sic] in a residence hall window from student to student and larger community,” the document reads.

Another reported incident on campus includes “negative diversity comments” made by one student to another.

According to the university website, the report was put together by the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity, a department that is dedicated to “fostering diversity and inclusion at Penn State and creating a climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the University’s faculty, staff, leadership, and student body.”

The published report, however, does not define or elaborate on the term “negative diversity comments,” and does not list examples of the allegedly bias-motivated incidents.

“One report from University Park was related to political verbal attack and harassment from community and alumni members to student,” the report continues, later documenting another “political verbal attack posted on a social media site.”


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