“could make or break an opportunity to teach at the school”
This is nothing more than a legal method of weeding out applicants who are politically undesirable. Some American schools already do this by requiring applicants to submit a diversity statement.
KOMO News reports:
University criticized for planning to hire based upon ‘how woke’ someone is, report says
England’s oldest university is facing harsh criticism over its proposal to require every academic appointee to be demonstrably committed to “EDI”, or equality, diversity and inclusion.
Professors at the University of Oxford are reportedly “furious” a candidate’s “woke score” could make or break an opportunity to teach at the school. Some of them spoke anonymously with The Telegraph.
The proposal from the race equality task force at Oxford reportedly said it was “important to embed EDI” into “all recruitment”.
“Good citizenship and/or commitment to EDI work” should be considered “essential criteria” for all applicants, the task force’s proposal says, according to The Telegraph.
While the proposal says it is aimed at addressing “racial inequalities among staff”, one professor at Oxford, speaking anonymously, reportedly shared his concerns with The Telegraph the proposal will “tease out” a candidate’s views on diversity and thereby potentially weed them out of consideration.
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