Sunday, July 17, 2011

Political Correctness Further Entrenched in Academia

Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute writes of how political correctness is enshrined and protected in academia.  Despite cutbacks and downsizing across America during this economic crisis, so severe that even the public service sector is feeling the impact, you can rest assured that there are jobs that some dare not even contemplate touching.  And in the Liberal Progressive entrenched universities, such areas are actively protected, as she describes at the University of California system in ‘Less Academics, More Narcissism’:
Even as UC campuses jettison entire degree programs and lose faculty to competing universities, one fiefdom has remained virtually sacrosanct: the diversity machine.
Not only have diversity sinecures been protected from budget cuts, their numbers are actually growing. The University of California at San Diego, for example, is creating a new full-time “vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion.” This position would augment UC San Diego’s already massive diversity apparatus, which includes the Chancellor’s Diversity Office, the associate vice chancellor for faculty equity, the assistant vice chancellor for diversity, the faculty equity advisors, the graduate diversity coordinators, the staff diversity liaison, the undergraduate student diversity liaison, the graduate student diversity liaison, the chief diversity officer, the director of development for diversity initiatives, the Office of Academic Diversity and Equal Opportunity, the Committee on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues, the Committee on the Status of Women, the Campus Council on Climate, Culture and Inclusion, the Diversity Council, and the directors of the Cross-Cultural Center, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, and the Women’s Center.
This is an excellent article (as is Ms MacDonald’s norm), and well deserving to be read by anyone interested in the decline of the American educational system.

I would quote the old fable about the frog and scorpion crossing the stream, but you get my drift.

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