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UCLA Requires Diversity Commitment from Profs Applying for Tenure-Track Positions

UCLA Requires Diversity Commitment from Profs Applying for Tenure-Track Positions

“you have to make a public confession of faith”

We’re rapidly moving to an environment in academia where diversity is more important than scholarship.

Real Clear Investigations reports:

Pledging Allegiance to Diversity, and to the Tenure for Which It Stands

Mathematicians who want tenure at UCLA have to do more than show a facility with numbers. They also have to pledge in writing a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

In fact, all professors applying for a tenure-track position at UCLA must write a statement on their commitment to diversity, showing, for example, their “record of success advising women and minority graduate students,” according to the UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Such mandated statements reflect a push by college bureaucrats “to ratchet up the requirements” to achieve more diverse campuses, said Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars. Until recently, diversity programs tended to focus on mandatory training and sanctions for policy violators.

Now “you have to make a public confession of faith,” said Wood. “You’re essentially citing a creed,” and “all the more effectively, they force you to put that creed into your own words.”

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Gee, I thought the Supreme Court pretty much pitched out loyalty oaths (e.g., Elfbrandt v. Russell, 1966). Seems to me it’s just a matter of time, if it’s not happening already, when some fed-up academic files a lawsuit to eliminate “diversity oaths”.

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