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Review Finds Campus Diversity and Inclusion Programs ‘Exclude and Target’ Jews

Review Finds Campus Diversity and Inclusion Programs ‘Exclude and Target’ Jews

“DEI departments have not made fighting antisemitism a priority”

This is an ugly aspect of higher education that is constantly overlooked.

Armin Rosen writes at Tablet:

Campus Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Excludes and Targets Jews

Making the world safe for Jews in an age of skyrocketing antisemitism isn’t something American universities tend to believe they need to stand for. In a review of 24 major college and university diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, the advocacy group Stop Antisemitism found that only two of them had any specific programming or materials related to antisemitism. “DEI departments have not made fighting antisemitism a priority,” the group concludes in its 2022 “report card” of American campuses.

DEI itself is definitely a priority on campuses, though. Among the 65 large universities that comprise the “power-five” athletic conferences there are nearly 3,000 employees dedicated to DEI, according to a July 2021 analysis by the Heritage Foundation. Collectively, these institutions had 1.4 DEI officers for every history professor, and 3.4 DEI officials for every 100 tenured or tenure-track scholars in their employ.

As the report notes, these institutions have no legal obligation whatsoever to hire thousands of diversity bureaucrats—which is not the case, for example, with staff dedicated to providing federally required aid to disabled students. Even so, of the 65 universities surveyed, only Baylor University and the University of Minnesota employed more Americans with Disabilities Act compliance officers than DEI personnel. A pricey, often-invasive DEI regime is something these universities chose to expand in the wake of the nationwide racial justice protests in 2020, at the expense of providing adequate support for adjunct faculty, limiting class size, and other lesser budgetary priorities. Mistaken or not, DEI is an expression of academia’s deepest sense of its mission during a time of rapid social dislocation.

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Comments

Steven Brizel | October 6, 2022 at 6:49 pm

There is a strong Marxist and anti Semitic stream to DIE policies

Oh well.. enjoy the fruits of your labor. You NEVER care when it is WHItE AMERICANs being excluded and discriminated against. Why should I care about you?

    CellarDoor in reply to CellarDoor. | October 7, 2022 at 11:34 am

    Where are the Jews speaking out against the Anti White agenda? Why do you expect ME to defend YOU when you don’t care about ME!