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Survey Finds Most Faculty Members at U. Oregon Report Feeling ‘Racial Trauma’

Survey Finds Most Faculty Members at U. Oregon Report Feeling ‘Racial Trauma’

“mental anguish and/or emotional injury caused by encounters with racial bias and discrimination”

These people live in one of the most liberal states and work in one of the most liberal fields.

The College Fix reports:

Most University of Oregon faculty report ‘racial trauma’: survey

It’s amazing that University of Oregon faculty can teach at all, given the results of a recent survey on “Faculty Research and Creative Practice” under COVID-19 restrictions.

Nearly six in 10 faculty reported some personal “impact” from “racial trauma”: 15 percent each for “significant” and “moderate” impact, and 29 percent for “low” impact. The survey does not explain why it’s asking about “racial trauma” when its explicit purpose is determining how COVID-19 is affecting their work and home life. It appears to be the only question unrelated to COVID-19.

The racial-trauma results are based on 288 responses. The survey received 415 responses but the findings are based on 329 of them, excluding responses from ineligible instructors and those who only answered the first question: “Has your research or creative practice been impacted by COVID-19?”

An email from Provost Patrick Phillips and Yvette Alex-Assensoh, vice president for equity and inclusion, says that unnamed “experts” define racial trauma as “mental anguish and/or emotional injury caused by encounters with racial bias and discrimination.”

The 30 percent who reported “significant” or “moderate” racial trauma is “roughly the size of the percentage of faculty of color who also completed the survey,” the administrators wrote. (The survey responses also skewed heavily female, with a completion ratio of about seven women to four men, though this gender question was only answered by 282 people.)

In response to these findings based on subjective perceptions of “racial bias and discrimination,” the taxpayer-funded university is taking “immediate steps.”

Phillips and Alex-Assensoh are partnering with vice presidents and deans this summer to “identify specific action steps and plans toward building equitable, anti-racist departments as the foundation for retaining existing Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian faculty, staff, and students.”

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Comments

Sounds like they need to hire a few more deans of diversity and inclusion.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to irv. | August 28, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    But their whole admin are Democrats and are the cause for the racism.

Imagine these overgrown children having to change a tire on their car.

CaptYossarian | August 28, 2020 at 9:24 am

There’s just nothing resembling education at UO today, if there ever was.

Why are so many liberal college professors so racist? Why isn’t BLM burning down the universities? They are rife with racism, rape, and microaggressions.

I’m feeling traumatized by all the idiots I see out there–where do I go for compensation?

Who gave these self-important pity-whores the power to just invent things like ‘racial trauma’ in the first place? And why do people pay attention to them?

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