“social justice curriculum that infects every academic department”
We recently told you about Mark Pulliam, the U. Texas at Austin alum who launched a campaign to monitor the left wing insanity at the school.
He writes about the situation at Misrule of Law:
California-izing the University of Texas at Austin
I have written previously about the radical plan of University of Texas President Greg Fenves to turn UT-Austin into a burnt orange knock-off of his alma mater, UC Berkeley. I have exposed how, under Fenves’ administration, UT has assaulted campus free speech, denied due process in Title IX proceedings, removed historic statuary from the UT campus, fought to preserve racial preferences in admissions, unleashed a social justice curriculum that infects every academic department, turned the UT School of Law into a social justice academy, overseen the establishment of a bloated “diversity” bureaucracy that accomplishes little but fueling perpetual grievances, and, more than a half-century after UT was integrated, reinstituted racial separatism at UT’s flagship campus.
To protest this disastrous trend, I launched a Facebook page called Stop the Insanity at UT, which has quickly garnered over 1,000 enthusiastic followers.
The most destructive initiative the Fenves has undertaken, however, deserves greater attention than it has received: his administration recently announced a Faculty Recruitment Diversity Initiative that will make it very difficult to recruit and hire excellent academic talent, and will almost certainly lead to gender, ethnic, and racial hiring quotas at UT.
Instead of the relevant academic department simply searching for the best-qualified candidate, UT now creates artificial hurdles calculated to result in the selection of a favored minority. The buzzword is “diversity.” For example, the search committee must be “diverse,” and the search committee chair must undergo special “diversity training”: “The search committee must be made up of diverse members with different perspectives, backgrounds, and expertise with a commitment to diversity and excellence.
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