Animal notes that professors are being required to prove their loyalty, to “diversity”
Remember when the idea of a university requiring a loyalty oath would have been abhorrent to… well, almost everyone? Well, not any more. Excerpt:
The University of California has published a loving, celebratory timelinedescribing the reaction among faculty and the ultimate repeal of the loyalty oath. Loyalty oaths were very, very bad, back then.
But loyalty oaths are back again, and this time, according to the progressive deep thinkers, they are good. Because it is not loyalty to the United States, but rather loyalty to the ideology of “diversity” that is being demanded. Christian Schneider writes in the New York Post:
Consider the University of California, Los Angeles. To be considered for tenure-track positions, applicants are required to write a full statement outlining their commitment to diversity. According to UCLA guidelines, the extent to which a professor promotes equity, diversity and inclusion is a key factor in making progress on the tenure track.
Promoting these ideals “is inseparable from how the University of California conceives of ‘merit,’ ” the school says. UC Riverside, UC San Diego and UC Berkeley all require similar diversity statements.
Of course, in reality they are not looking for “diversity”, or “inclusiveness” They are looking for, conformity
One of the worst things about this particular species of idiocy is the shallow falseness of their commitment to “diversity.” What UCLA is looking for is not “diversity” in any meaningful sense; the very concept of a loyalty oath illustrates that very plainly. They are looking for diversity in melanin content and sexual preference, but what they absolutely will not tolerate under any circumstances is the one thing a university should take great pains to provide: Intellectual diversity.