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Apr 18 2017

Universities Require “Diversity Statements” Consisting of Pledges to Advance Leftist Ideology

In the interests of achieving an even higher degree of ideological homogeneity, universities have been requiring faculty to make “diversity statements.” These are essentially loyalty oaths to leftism:

These statements have strong ties to liberal ideology, such as the assumption of group victimization and claims for group-based entitlements, effectively making them “partisan litmus tests” to “weed out non-left wing scholars,” the [Oregon Association of Scholars] states in its report.

As you might expect, these loyalty oaths require approval of sexual depravity and disapproval of white people and Western Civilization.

The association notes that many schools now link to articles explaining how to craft a diversity statement, which include affirmations that a professor will “keep the white students from dominating all classroom discussions,” or “reflect a commitment to queer visibility,” or teach students “not to thoughtlessly reproduce the standard white and Western model of legitimate knowledge.”

A focus on “racial oppression, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and other commonly recognized forms of oppression” has also been outlined as good fodder for diversity statements, according to a column in Inside Higher Ed.

The use of diversity statements to weed out the ideologically noncompliant is widespread.

A quick google search of a school’s name and “diversity statement” reveals that many institutions require such statements for entrance into PhD programs or application for faculty positions.

Characterizing the intellectual Stalinism leftists impose in academia as a commitment to diversity is Orwellian, when you consider that education is about ideas, and eradicating the last vestigial traces of diversity of thought is the point of diversity statements.

This story indication how much tolerance can be found for diversity of thought on college campuses these days:

The University of California at Berkeley’s College Republicans have received several death threats in recent weeks, with unidentified vandals posting stickers across campus calling for members of the group to be beheaded or lynched. …

A College Republicans spokeswoman also said that members had been “pepper sprayed, sucker-punched and verbally and physically assaulted for voicing their opinions and beliefs” on campus.

Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA calls for some meaningful diversity on college campuses:

On tips from J.



  • TED

    It is TIME to CLOSE these brainwashing, PUSSY HAT wearing, SNOWFLAKE TURD factories and QUIT wasting our money and END this anti-Americanism!!!!!! NOW!!!

  • grayjohn

    Remember and take note. Hire no one from these schools.

  • Anonymous

    Say no the Leftist tyranny at universities!
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRMsyUzWgAAUd6Z.jpg

  • Anonymous

    Also, many companies out there (if you thought it isn’t spreading to work) make being “inclusive” and “progressive” part of their ethical standards now– an “ethical culture” means ideological Leftism or else, in effect.

  • Americangirl5

    My thoughts exactly. Why would anyone hire from there knowing that they will only cause problems in the workplace when they feel “threatened” or “unsafe” or when their ideas are not given a ribbon?

  • Mr. Freemarket

    http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04/18/liberal-school-newspaper-hostility-may-be-warranted-for-those-who-refuse-to-adapt-their-beliefs/

    Liberal school newspaper: ‘Hostility may be warranted’ for those who ‘refuse to adapt their beliefs’

    “The editorial also said students at the women’s college “hail from a variety of diverse backgrounds” and some come with “previously-held biases that are in part the products of home environments.” However, “Wellesley forces us to both recognize and grow from these beliefs, as is the mark of a good college education,” the piece said.

    As for “students who may have not been given the chance to learn” yet, the paper said they shouldn’t get berated for their belief “mistakes” but receive corrective education. But no such latitude is extended to those “who have already had the incentive to learn and should have taken the opportunities to do so,” the editorial noted.”
    __________________

    Just wondering…..can a “woman’s college” be considered in any respect to be “inclusive?”

  • ICEvictim

    double think and double speak, right out of ‘1984’

  • 762×51

    Jawohl, a loyalty oath to the Fatherland is required. Fail to comply and you will be sent to the Russian front.
    Sieg heil!!

    They will continue to ratchet this up until they are stopped by force of arms. There is no other way to stop totalitarianism.

  • Jester

    Mark my words: Five years from now ALL college admissions, employment, and continued memberships will be possible solely upon mandatory, exclusive, and verified membership with the Democrat National Committee. All others will be excluded.

    That’s all.

  • Doyle Hargraves

    Hired one of these pillars of “academic virtue” once. I explained our company’s Christian culture in detail during the interview & told him he didn’t have to be a believer to work there, but he would be exposed to it. It wasn’t long after he was hired that he objected to a Blessing being said before the meal at a company event. He didn’t like that he was ignored.
    He REALLY didn’t like it after he was dismissed for sleeping on the job…….(after I’d already written him up four times for the same transgression).
    Apparently, paid naps are some sort of “civil right” liberals feel they’re entitled to.
    Not in this neck o’ the woods.

  • TED

    Thing is, with companies, IF it starts effecting their bottom line IT will be tossed on the $hit pile where it belongs! THEY have stockholders to answer to…

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