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U. Kansas Now Offering Master’s Degree in ‘Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion’

U. Kansas Now Offering Master’s Degree in ‘Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion’

“many large companies have started employing professionals that specialize in diversity and inclusion initiatives”

I called this a long time ago. Diversity studies used to be a joke. Now it is becoming a real thing.

From the University of Kansas website:

KU Adds Degree in Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

The University of Kansas has created a new graduate degree to help students acquire the skills to lead and develop diversity efforts in their workplace and other organizations.

A new master’s degree in Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion is being offered through the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The program is designed to offer graduate students and working professionals the tools and techniques to better navigate leadership opportunities within the context of social diversity and equity in the United States.

“There’s a new focus on what it means to have diversity, equity and inclusion and how individuals can show up in those spaces and do leadership work,” said Amy Leyerzapf, director of graduate studies at the College’s Institute of Leadership Studies. “At the time we started this process, there was only one other program in the nation that offered anything similar. We want to be out there, out front, and this is an opportunity to do that.”

A 2018 report from Indeed Hiring Lab found a nearly 20 percent increase nationally in postings for diversity and inclusion positions between 2017 and 2018.

“As the labor market continues to tighten, companies are finding the need to appeal to as many candidates as possible,” the company reported. “To that end, many large companies have started employing professionals that specialize in diversity and inclusion initiatives.”

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Once they graduate they can get a job where they can ask, “medium, large, or jumbo size that combo?”

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Tsquared. | January 5, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    No, i think you may be wrong on this one. On the surface, you are right. But, in the coming years, I see companies like Google opening up opportunities for holders of such degrees. Each office or branch will have such a degree holder, and they will have a very fancy title. What they will in fact be are Political Officers.

    The Nazis had them spread throughout their military, as did the Soviets. Promotions, stationing, or one’s very life depended on not committing wrong-think in front of the Diversity and Inclusion Manager Political Officer.

Somebody has to keep the Hindus and Muslims from killing each other long enough to serve you coffee.

Absurdity and Exclusion, they mean.

Why not? If you can win the lottery by landing one of the handful of jobs in this grift industry, then you can get wayyy overpaid.

Just make sure you have enough diversity points in your repertoire before you apply.

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