“will investigate diversity offices on college campuses in the state to see if they are pushing a liberal agenda”
There are allegations of political bias which prompted this examination. Shocking, isn’t it?
Campus Reform reports:
SD Regents pres.: I will investigate campus diversity offices for left-leaning bias
The president of the South Dakota Board of Regents has revealed that he will investigate diversity offices on college campuses in the state to see if they are pushing a liberal agenda.
Kevin Schieffer revealed the opening of an inquiry into campus diversity offices in a guest column for Aberdeen News.
The letter comes a month after conservative lawmakers in the state sent a letter to the Board of Regents, slamming the campus diversity offices for promoting “social justice causes,” and even threatening to slash funding for the offices, as Campus Reform reported.
“It is our hope that the Diversity Offices and related programming will make the proper shift,” the lawmakers said in that letter. “However, if the current trend continues and Diversity Offices are not reformed…the legislature may be forced to explore options such as Tennessee has adopted that remove funding for these offices all together.”
Schiffer responded to the letter, saying that he opposes “eliminating or slashing” funding for the centers, but wrote that the centers should not push extreme agendas.
“We support suggestions to ensure that existing university diversity centers are balanced and focused on promoting and enhancing cultural diversity, and that they are not pushing excess liberal or extreme ideological agendas,” the Board of Regents president said. “We will explore that in greater detail and issue a separate report on our findings and actions. We oppose eliminating or slashing diversity centers’ funding, however.”
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