U. Houston Prof Tells Students to Report Teachers Berating ‘White People or Christians to DEI Office’
“Conservative students should file complaints for speech that attacks their identity – especially when it comes from a professor”
This is a good idea. Make the left live up to their own policies.
The College Fix reports:
Professor advises students to report scholars who bash white people or Christians to DEI office
A professor recently began to advance his idea on how to combat onerous progressive ideologies on campus, encouraging students to report professors who bash Christians, white people and conservatives to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Title IX offices for investigation.
Conservative students should file complaints for speech that attacks their identity – especially when it comes from a professor, said Adam Ellwanger, a professor of English at the University of Houston-Downtown, in a recent telephone interview with The College Fix.
“There is a perception that the DEI and Title IX offices exist just to support leftist activism, but there is nothing keeping students from filing complaints on the basis of their own protected classes,” said Ellwanger (pictured). “You could be a straight white male and it doesn’t mean you can’t be protected by Title IX.”
He said Title IX, as it’s interpreted today, protects from “anything that creates a hostile environment for a student on the basis of the student’s protected class; sex, gender, religion or sexual orientation fall under actionable claims of Title IX.”
For example, if a professor vitriolically bemoans the scourge of heterosexual white Christians during lectures, that can be the basis for a complaint, he said.
Ellwanger said professors have the academic freedom to say what they want, but argued there are several “positives” to filing such a complaint.
For one, he told The Fix, it would force the DEI office to investigate one of their own.
What’s more, he added, “the professor who loves critical race theory and explaining how white people are the worst … it’s going to make them think twice [about saying such things openly] if they have been through a seven-month ordeal with a DEI office.”
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, it creates a paper trail, he said.
“You force the DEI office into establishing a track record,” he said. “If they find in favor of a black student or Hindu student, but then when a male says ‘I don’t like how my professor always talks about toxic masculinity’ they are finding no [fault], it exposes the bias at the heart of the DEI agenda that we can really only infer at this point.”
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