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Universities ‘WEED OUT’ Conservative Scholars, Says Report

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This sums up the terrible state American universities and colleges are in today. Only one point of view is allowed — and that view includes a welcoming attitude toward jihad terror. Supporters of Hamas and Hizb’Allah are welcome on college campuses. Voices who oppose their savagery and carnage are banned. My colleagues and I are rarely invited to speak, and when we are, the blowback is deafening, even violent. And Jewish students are routinely harassed and bullied on campus by Muslims and their leftist lapdogs.

“Universities ‘Weed Out’ Right-Wing Scholars, Says Report,” by David Krayden, Daily Caller, April 14, 2017:

United States universities are obsessed with hiring politically correct professors through mandatory “diversity statements,” according to an explosive report released in March by the Oregon Association of Scholars (OAS) and reported by The College Fix.

Coming from one of the nation’s most liberal states, the scholars can argue that they know first-hand what they are writing about.

Their report focuses on how universities and colleges use “diversity statements” and their insistence that professors agree with them, as the means by which post-secondary institutions “weed out non left-wing scholars” and hire liberals.

These diversity statements are integral to liberal ideology the OAS argues, arguing that it is the doctrine of group victimization and their subsequent claims for group-based entitlements that mark diversity statements as “partisan litmus tests” to ensure ideological purity of faculty.

The association notes that it is now routine for universities to provide a diversity statement template that is like a checklist for progressive causes. These templates insist that professors will wholeheartedly agree to “keep the white students from dominating all classroom discussions,” and “reflect a commitment to queer visibility,” while advising students against the temptation to “thoughtlessly reproduce the standard white and Western model of legitimate knowledge.”

More than 20 colleges enforce a requirement that faculty demonstrate their commitment to the ideals of “diversity, equity, and inclusion,” the OAS found. However, they say this is only the tip of the political correctness iceberg as many post-secondary institutions do not directly enforce the diversity requirement but administer it through coercion and that many institutions demand adherence to diversity statements for entrance to Ph.D. programs or when applying for a university job.

The University of Oregon used a diversity statement scheme like this when it ordered that a faculty member’s teaching must “reflect the diversity of the field, including the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of its scholars and practitioners.”  The university also demands that professors exercise good faith in “incorporating issues of equity, implicit bias, and cultural understanding in new faculty searches.”

Outside of Oregon, the the 10-campus University of California has also insisted upon mandatory diversity statements from new professors to their universities, specifically asking candidates whether they considered “race, gender, economic justice or inequality” in their research.

The evidence mounts in the OAS report, as it notes the Portland State University’s Diversity Action Council distributing a list of 44 questions for measuring “cultural competencies” during the interview process. At Carnegie Mellon University, on the other hand, racial preference is outrageously present as candidates are given a minimum of assessment if they are “a member of a historically underrepresented group in their field.”…

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