Eastern Washington University Reportedly Expects Janitors to Have a Position on Diversity
“You will be asked to attach a diversity response as part of the online application process”
This is so dumb. How did we arrive at this point?
The College Fix reports:
Applicants for university’s janitor job openings required to submit DEI statement
Those interested in applying for several “Custodian 1” job openings at Eastern Washington University better brush up on their diversity, equity and inclusion lingo before they submit their application.
The university requires all candidates — apparently including janitors — to submit a “Diversity Response,” according to its website.
The Custodian 1 job’s duties include performing “a variety of custodial, housekeeping, and general maintenance functions to maintain the cleanliness and care of state agencies’, facilities, and institutions,” it states.
But as “an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own,” the website states.
“You will be asked to attach a diversity response as part of the online application process: Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.”
The Custodian I position pays $35,064 to $39,372, the job opening description states.
Campus Reform, which first reported on the topic, pointed out that it appears applicants from custodians to associate deans must submit the Diversity Response, but numerous campus officials did not respond to the news outlet’s requests for comment.
Fox News reported the application requirement looks to be “associated with the university’s Diversity Strategic Plan from 2018-2023.”
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“Whut you wan’ me to say on it, Massa?”
Just like Reconstruction voting, isn’t it?
You weren’t supposed to notice that.
It’s a religious test for employment. Generally discriminatory unless it relates directly to job functions. (“Generally” = “prima facie” in this case, right?)
“I’ll clean up all kinds of crap — whatever color. That’s the job, right?”
“We done here, or you got something (else) you want me to mop up?”
This requirement for a “diversity” statement appears to me to be forced political speech, which is unconstitutional.
It reminds me of the old, traditional version of a diversity statement, “I am not now, and have never been, a member of the Communist Party.”
The janitor has keys , and access, to virtually every nook and cranny at the workplace.
Which is convenient for obtaining evidence sans search warrant.
And for planting evidence illegally.
Planting listening devices
Planting video cameras
Removing them unnoticed/unsuspected.
This stuff happens all the time.
You can go ahead and laugh if you want to, that’s fine.