“Princeton University declined to comment for this story.”
Suppose you need a product or service and you want it supplied by a black vendor or an LGBT owned business. That’s what this does.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Princeton Introduces ‘Diversity’ Search Filter for University Vendors
Princeton University has created a “supplier diversity” tool that allows staff to search for vendors with “diverse attributes,” part of a multiyear plan to inject diversity quotas into the school’s procurement process.
The tool, a screenshot of which was circulated on social media, lets users exclude suppliers outside a boutique cross-section of identities. A department buying office supplies, for example, could restrict its search to businesses owned by LGBT African Americans, Native American veterans, or “Asian Pacific American” women, among other combinations.
The tool is available to all Princeton faculty and staff, the university’s Office of Finance and Treasury said in a November newsletter. It came online after Princeton pledged in April 2021 to direct 10.5 percent of its expenditures to “certified diverse firms,” according to a procurement plan posted on the school’s website.
Princeton University declined to comment for this story.
Supplier diversity has become something of a cause célèbre throughout higher education. Yale, for example, announced in October 2021 that it had launched a “Supplier Diversity Program” that would “identify and encourage” minority-owned businesses to bid for contracts. Harvard, Dartmouth, Swarthmore, Cornell, and the University of Pennsylvania have adopted similar programs.
Princeton University created a "supplier diversity" tool that allows staff to search for vendors based on the race, gender, and sexual orientation of the owner.
This means staff can exclude vendors if they lack "diverse attributes."
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) August 9, 2022
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