“[W]e are committed to equity, inclusion and diversity in our research institutes, academic programs, policies and community relationships”
The obsession with diversity has become like a secular religion in higher education.
The College Fix reports:
Brandeis students, faculty urged to publicly pledge allegiance to diversity
Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management has created a “diversity pledge” that the school’s community is urged to commit to publicly.
“Each year Heller students, faculty and staff reaffirm this pledge and post a signed copy on their office doors,” according to the school’s website.
The 115-word “Heller Diversity Pledge” states that those who sign it are to be “aware” of their own biases and to “intentionally and consistently act to address societal inequity and injustice.”
The pledge’s supporters also pledge to “engage in respectful dialogue and language that is responsible and sensitive to the opinions of others and free of rancor and attack, in and outside the classroom.”
On the Heller School’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion webpage, students are directly encouraged to “Take the Pledge.”
“It is the responsibility of each and every member of the Heller community to acknowledge the meaningful differences that inform each individual’s identity, and to uphold and defend our shared values as we strive to create a more equitable future for all,” it reads.
The College Fix asked Brandeis if the Heller Diversity Pledge was optional for students and faculty, but a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion representative did not respond to a phone call and email seeking comment.
In addition to the pledge, the Heller School offers a wide variety of diversity, equity and inclusion programs.
For instance, the Heller Mentorship Program promises to help better serve and “promote the inclusion of diverse identities.” The mentors within the program are tasked with “assisting the next generation of leaders committed to social justice.”
“[W]e are committed to equity, inclusion and diversity in our research institutes, academic programs, policies and community relationships,” the Equity, Inclusion, Diversity webpage reads.
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