“students, faculty, and staff may choose to participate in a variety of events aimed at helping community members understand and respect the perspectives of others”
The University of Oklahoma has apparently embraced the idea of DIE. Not something you would expect in such a red state.
The College Fix reports:
U. of Oklahoma dedicates full week to diversity, equity and inclusion
On Friday, the University of Oklahoma wrapped up “DEI Week,” a full five days dedicated to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion on campus.
During the week, the school’s department of Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion held events such as “My Story of Belonging in Our Community of Care,” “Diversity in Comics,” and a “Muslim Patient Cultural Sensitivity Workshop.”
The theme given to DEI Week was “Our Community of Care.”
“The University of Oklahoma is committed to providing students, faculty, and staff with learning opportunities that equip them to serve society as leaders who understand the world around them and can navigate it with respect and dignity for all,” said OU spokesperson Mackenzie Scheer in an email to The College Fix.
“One such opportunity is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Week. Throughout the week, students, faculty, and staff may choose to participate in a variety of events aimed at helping community members understand and respect the perspectives of others. The week promotes free speech and civil discourse, and encourages participants to help build a community of care across OU’s campuses.”
In the past several years, DEI has become omnipresent on campus. In August 2020, Oklahoma instituted mandatory DEI training for all students and professors. After a new state law was signed, the school has since rescinded the DEI requirement for students, but it still applies to faculty.
According to its most recent diversity report, 100 percent of students and 89 percent of faculty complied with the DEI training requirement while it was in effect.
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