Diversity Director Claims College Fired Her for Questioning Anti-Racism Policies
“I was working in a California community college, and I noticed that there was a lot of resistance to my even asking questions about anti-racism, policy efforts and language”
This person questioned the one thing that diversity staffers aren’t supposed to question.
The New York Post reports:
Diversity director fired for questioning California college’s anti-racism policies, she claims
A black director of a “woke” California college’s Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education claims she was fired for questioning the institution’s anti-racism “orthodoxy” and what the term “anti-racism” even means.
Dr. Tabia Lee said De Anza College, a community college in Cupertino, retaliated after she objected to several campus policies aimed at inclusion.
“I was working in a California community college, and I noticed that there was a lot of resistance to my even asking questions about anti-racism, policy efforts and language,” Lee told nonprofit Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism.
“And I just purely wanted to know what folks meant when they were using those terms. And I encountered a lot of hostility a lot of resistance to me even asking question.”
She told Higher Ed she was canned after declining to join a “socialist network,” objected to the college’s land acknowledgments for an Indigenous tribe and questioned why the word “Black” was capitalized but not “white.”
Additionally, Additionally, Lee said she refused to use the gender-neutral terms “Latinx” and “Filipinx” because of her belief they only fuel racism.
“I find that the same toxic ideologies around race ideologies are now being advanced under gender ideologies,” Lee said, according to the outlet.
“I also find that the constant obsession with pronouns and declaration of pronouns causes deep discomfort for individuals who identify as gender fluid or who struggle with gender dysphoria.”
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Strategic Ambiguity is a thing in The Culture Wars, tho they proclaim it less than in, for example, US foreign relations with countries that seem to invade their neighbors a lot.
Seems like there’s some analogies here…
“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ ‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’ ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”
“You can’t ask questions here. This is a learning institution.
Anyone steeped in the history of Apple Computer will recognize De Anza College, a community college in Cupertino. In the early days of Apple, many Apple events were held on the De Anza campus.
Please consider that Da Anza College serves more of a blue collar community than does Stanford.
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