DEI Deans at MIT Refuse to Participate in Debate About DEI Policies
“They were asked. They declined.”
The left does not want to have a debate. They want people who disagree with them to shut up.
The College Fix reports:
A debate on DEI will be held at MIT. The university’s DEI deans refuse to participate.
A debate on diversity, equity and inclusion is scheduled to soon take place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
An esteemed panel of scholars will tackle the question: “Should academic DEI programs be abolished?”
One group of individuals who will not be defending DEI at the upcoming event is the phalanx of highly paid diversity, equity and inclusion deans at MIT.
They were asked. They declined.
Among the nearly 100 MIT scholars asked to participate were: Alana Anderson, assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing; Nandi Bynoe, assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the School of Engineering; Kuheli Dutt, assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the School of Science; Tracie Jones, assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; Monica Orta, assistant dean for diversity, equity, belonging and student support in the School of Architecture and Planning; Bryan Thomas Jr., assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the MIT Sloan School of Management; Ray Reagans, associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion at the MIT Sloan School of Management; and Beatriz Cantada, director of engagement for diversity and inclusion for MIT’s Institute Community & Equity Office.
But these MIT DEI deans will not be defending DEI at the upcoming debate, and none of them responded to a request from The College Fix seeking comment on why, either.
The April 4 debate, co-hosted by the MIT Adam Smith Society and MIT Free Speech Alliance and to be held in the Wong Auditorium, will instead feature an esteemed panel that includes pro-DEI debaters to be brought in from outside the campus community.
Arguing against the resolution “should academic DEI programs be abolished” will be Pamela Denise Long, CEO of Youthcentrix Therapy Services and a contributor to Newsweek, and Karith Foster, founder of INVERSITY Solutions and a diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging specialist.
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want to bet they and their supporters will show up anyway and “participate”?
I guess the juice wasn’t worth the squeeze.
Of course the DEI hacks can’t/won’t engage in debate: as the saying goes, “In DEI World, it is better to die than to lose an argument and look bad.”
Can’t wait to be a fly on the wall of the next MIT Free Speech Alliance zoom meeting.
The six deans. Some “diversity”:
Blacks are less than 1/7 th of the population. How can a group explicitly dedicated to the racist ideal of replacing merit with proportional racial representation justify giving 2/3rds of its offices to blacks?
No wonder they don’t want to answer questions.
I registered to attend in person. I am hopeful that MIT will host a good debate. It is incredible that the DEI deans won’t attend. MIT is a school based entirely on merit. It is an institution dedicated to scientific research and discovery. Which should, mean that ideas – even ones with which you disagree – should be open for discussion and debate.