“Ho, ho; hey, hey; diversity is here to stay”
The existence of these offices has zero impact on the education of these students. They just know that the offices are important for political power.
Campus Reform reports:
‘Ho, ho; hey, hey’: Students protest U Texas abolishing DEI initiatives
University of Texas at Austin (UT) students protested a Texas University Systems Board of Regents’ Aug. 24 meeting, where members unanimously voted to eliminate diversity offices in order to comply with Senate Bill 17.
UT students in the Texas Students for Democratic Society (SDS) and Texas Students for DEI held a sit-in during the voting in the Capitol Rotunda chanting “Ho, ho; hey, hey; diversity is here to stay,” in an attempt to disrupt the meeting, Yahoo News reported. They held signs during the Rotunda meeting that said, “Protect academic freedom” and “Stop attacks on diversity.”
Implemented Jun. 17, Senate Bill 17 eliminates race- and sex-based hiring and training, enrollment, differential treatment, special benefits, programs, and activities at public institutions of higher education. By complying with SB17, UT is eliminating its DEI offices.
After the meeting, the chairman of the Board of Regents, Kevin Elftife, praised the leftist protesters.
“I know we had some protesters, I don’t want to use the word ‘protest’ because y’all are doing such a nice job of calling our attention to your issue,” he said on video. “I want to thank you for being here and thank you for your passion on the subject. You’re not going unnoticed and the way you are handling yourself is admirable.”
Campus Reform reported in April that UT Austin for a Democratic Society (SDS) students protested the Board of Regents meeting because Texas House Bill 1006 prohibits the support and funding of DEI offices at public universities.
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