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By Lynn Woolley

Diversity has become big business on America’s college campuses.

Don’t get me wrong.

I believe that minorities deserve a shot at college and a good job as much as anyone else. But what Mark Pulliam is reporting is alarming. He refers to “diversocrats” as a new bureaucracy that has expanded on campuses into gigantic departments with multi-million dollar budgets.

These departments of Diversity and Inclusion now have their own national association, a magazine – and a political agenda.

Pulliam’s alma mater (and mine) the University of Texas is part of the new campus obsession – as is Texas A&M – and pretty much every big college. Diversity offices typically promote progressive causes. In other words, that puts a big Democratic Party infiltration on virtually every campus where no such Republican influence exists.

How bad is it? It’s very bad. 

Pulliam reports that the University of Michigan has a diversity bureaucracy that employs almost 100 leftists. (I use that term because I have yet to meet a rightist that is consumed with diversity.) One diversocrat at Michigan makes more than $300,000 per year and about a fourth of them make a six-future salary. The total expense in Ann Arbor is more than $11 million.

The University of Texas at Austin has eight vice-presidents on the D&I staff (it’s called the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement) at a yearly cost of $9.5 million. UT’s D&I head makes about $265,000 per year according to Pulliam’s article. That’s more than most tenured professors.

The Economist reports that the University of California at Berkeley has 175 diversocrats on staff. So you see what is important at major universities – and a reason why tuition is so high.

What do D&I officers do do? Pulliam asks that question and answers this way:

• They advocate for progressive causes.
• They promote the hiring of ethnic minorities.
• They promote the hiring of women.
• They promote “dialogue.” (Your guess is as good as mine.)
• They write strategic plans about increasing equity and inclusion.
• They seek ways to justify engorging the D&I bureaucracy.
• They promote “Social Justice.”
• They champion identity politics – as the Democrats do.
• They promote victimhood.

As we said, there is no “Office of American Unity” or anything relating to traditional American values on college campuses – just this burgeoning left-wing, and frankly, destructive groupthink.

“AVID Culturally Relevant Teaching: A Schoolwide Approach.”

That is the title of a thick training book that was dropped off at my radio studio recently. This book is about “transforming educators,” “culturally relevant teaching terms,” “culture and community,” and “creating a culturally relevant classroom” among other left-wing claptrap.

I didn’t pay much attention to this book at first because I just written and posted a long piece on Pam Midgett, PHD and a similar “culture” cult at Midwestern University in Wichita Falls.

But when I read Pulliam’s piece, I decided to include this book in the mix. Joe’s letter that accompanies the book is of interest:

Lynn,
Thank you for the work y’all do there; you do a great job. I thought you should see this training manual. Belton ISD was trained on this book for 3 days last week (August 8-10), my wife being one of the teachers exposed to re-education. I believe all middle school teachers and several high school teachers were involved. I’m told school board members have been made aware, but it seems to me the entire community should be made aware of this insidious effort to divide students into victim groups. This program was put on by instructors Dallas, North Carolina, and other areas and was upsetting to many teachers. Most upsetting to my wife was being told that her Christian worldview of seeing every child as an individual made in the Image of God and deserving of love and respect was racist and needed to be reevaluated.

You know what this tells me?

That if we are not vigilant, our school districts are going to also have Departments of Diversity & Inclusion just as nearly all the colleges do. Note that many large companies also have D&I departments.

When I was a child in Sunday School, we sang, “red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight.” I still believe that. God, in His wisdom, will judge us precisely in the manner that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. suggested—not by the color of our skin but by the constant of our character.

The education bureaucracy seems to want to change that to a victimhood mentality based on racial grievances. You can look at CNN and MSNBC and the View and see that this mindset is now part and parcel of liberal groupthink.

To the Left, at least, rugged individualism and personal accomplishment is dead. The only thing that matters on college campuses is the color of your skin and which one of numerous new genders you identify as.

lynn@BeLogical.com

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