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University of Wyoming Adds Diversity Course to Geosciences Department

University of Wyoming Adds Diversity Course to Geosciences Department

“the inspiration for offering this course was the result of a diversity survey”

The social justice agenda is coming to the hard sciences. The only question now is how long it will take for the agenda to become the focus.

Campus Reform reports:

UWyoming adds diversity class in….geosciences department?

As universities expand their course offerings, some are offering classes with a specific focus on diversity, including in geosciences departments.

According to a University of Wyoming press release, the university offers a diversity course in its geosciences department, taught by Associate Professor Dario Grana.

According to Grana, the inspiration for offering this course was the result of a diversity survey conducted by the university in which 50 percent of students and 67 percent of faculty responded that diversity, equity, and inclusion classes should be required for all students.

Additionally, Grana was inspired by the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

Grana has continued to push the message of systemic racism being prevalent “in our society.” Noting that, “students from underrepresented minorities are often the target of microaggressions on campus,” Grana mentioned a lack of diversity within the geosciences, claiming that it is difficult to recruit a diverse student body because people perceive the field as “less inclusive” than other fields, according to UW.

Grana further stated that since geologists travel to collect data, challenges occur when students travel to “rural areas, where diversity is not valued.”

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‘Grana further stated that since geologists travel to collect data, challenges occur when students travel to “rural areas, where diversity is not valued.”’

Translation: All you hicks are racists and we need to take classes to know how to deal with you.

In the modern world, the way to fight bigotry is with more bigotry.

Boy – part of me wants to go back to teaching college math so I can inject some contrarianism into these dens of insanity, and part of me says putting up with all the grief from whiny snowflakes isn’t worth it.

To all University of Wyoming geologists: Be on notice that the property on which my ranch is located identifies as Mars. No UW personnel will be allowed to conduct surveys or other work without wearing full vacuum gear at all times and providing their own self-contained, airtight base vehicle. Also be advised that the native Martians are nasty bast*ds who will attack with absolutely no provocation, which (unlike self-defense) is entirely legal under Martian law.

“Grana mentioned a lack of diversity within the geosciences …”

Maybe because there are people who simply aren’t interested?
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As a retired geologist, I am offended by this. How can anyone who graduates from this program be taken seriously in the future? After looking at his CV, I can only guess his graduate work at Stanford might explain his wokeness.

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