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U. Michigan Students Want School to Pay More of Them for ‘Diversity Labor’

U. Michigan Students Want School to Pay More of Them for ‘Diversity Labor’

“about making the campus climate more livable, and survivable”

The school is already employing six students in this way but others insist it’s just not enough.

Campus Reform reports:

UMich students demand more paid ‘diversity labor’

Students at the University of Michigan are demanding that the school pay more students to do “diversity labor,” saying the six students already employed aren’t nearly enough.

In April, at least 250 students staged a sit-in at the school to advocate for paid diversity labor, according to The Michigan Daily, which resulted in the school hiring six graduate students, who now receive $9,868 per semester their work.

But the school’s Graduate Employees Organization (GEO), which represents numerous graduate students, is now calling for the school to hire at least 23 students, with Jennifer Piedmont, the head of the GEO’s diversity committee, telling Campus Reform that making the school “survivable” requires more diversity labor.

Diversity labor, she said, is “about making the campus climate more livable, and survivable,” adding that graduate students should be compensated for everything they do to “survive and thrive in their departments” while fighting “against enduring structures of oppression or stratification” on campus.

If the administration agrees to the GEO’s demands, Piedmont hopes that more students will be hired to conduct “diversity labor,” including “teach-ins, research on department climate and solution evaluation, curricula development,” and holding “office-hours” for students who want to discuss diversity issues.

Thus far, the school has not agreed to the demands, and it is unclear if it is seriously considering their implementation.

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Hire professional complainers…get the expected results.

Thus far, the school has not agreed to the demands

It agreed to the first six hires. That means it’s already surrendered.

Some of the details of the surrender terms have yet to be worked out. There’s no way to make that sound like an accomplishment.

…which resulted in the school hiring six graduate students, who now receive $9,868 per semester their work.

Is that $15 per hour, or will they have to do another sit-in to demand $15 per hour?

It’s hard being a college student these days, you have to demand every little thing your heart desires.

As opposed to getting, say, a REAL part-time job to help work *gasp! horros! there’s THAT word again!* your way through school?

Oh me, oh my, the TERRIBLE, I say TERRIBLE(!) injustice that these poor (oxy-and-other-moron alert) hot-house snowflakes must endure every day just to obtain (note, I didn’t say “earn”) their surely-marketable degrees in…. What was it again? Some diversity/sham/scam Studies something or other?

Translation: Would you like fries with that?

Oh….they’re prepared for the “real world” for sure — the real world of full time SJW grievance agitator.

    Firewatch in reply to pilgrim1949. | December 7, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Does using that vulgar W word make a person a racist or a Nazi? LOL! Surely it will drive untold thousands into their safe spaces. Some days I wish I had bought Crayola stock.

Defund the program. This is pure extortion.

Geez … there’s no end to this lunacy …

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