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My husband's coworker attends Auburn University and she had one of those DEI classes that made all the white students apologize to the African American's for their privilege. The entire class was upset over it.

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Why is this MAAAAAGA hater writing for the FP?

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I asked Chat-GPT to write a diversity statement for one of the jobs mentioned in the article. It was GREAT. Included all the buzzwords, catch-phrases and came across as very heartfelt! Took 2 minutes.

Writing these things are the dumb games people have to play now. But in the job search, perhaps we've always played fake games, just of a different kind.

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Some might now, but back then, at least in my district, no way. We couldn't even ASK students to put their phones away the last couple of years I tought (retired 2015). Violation of their rights.

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Silly me. I honestly assumed that it would be standard policy that NO cellphones be allowed in schools / classes, ever. I've only recently learned that is definitiely NOT the case. (We're doomed.)

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Oliver, diversity is indeed a different concept than inclusion. Candidates unable to articulately distinguish between these well-known and frequently-used terms maybe shouldn't be teaching or doing research in higher education. Nor does checking a candidate's sensitivity to the realities of diversity on campus seem to be a capital crime, or a crime at all. Like evaluating manager candidates for teamwork and delegation in an environment where empowerment thrives. Thousands of high-performing organizations utilize specific cultural components when considering candidates.

And if you want to complain about faculty hiring qualifications, how about including teaching (or the seeming lack of interest in it). I don't know if that was in Nebraska's hiring considerations, but you didn't mention it. There are a lot of students being taught not by the scholars recruited by the big schools, but by the scholars' graduate assistants.

But if you just want to continue to trash diversity and inclusion, you gotta try a little harder than this.

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For a consideration of what the implications of DEI becoming an important part of academia, see Concordia University (CN) recent declarations.

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Charging Jennifer Crumbley with involuntary manslaighter is another example of our weaponized justice system. Does anyone doubt that if Crumbley and her son were a different ethnicity this would not happen. And, if her had son lived he very well would not go to jail! Tragedy upon tragedy.

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The school officials should go to jail for failing to keep the other students safe

Why didn't the school officials inspect daily for weapons and drugs?

Why didn't the school officials have fences and gates around schools

Why didnt the school officials have guards at all entrabced and exists

Gun shootings in America is a known potential danger

The school officials should go to jail also

And add the board of Ed to that

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Well I fall under a military hospital due to career. So I will either be gone or be able to avoid. I do feel bad for the future though.

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Is that why planes are coming apart? Just asking.

Banishing DEI will take at least ten years - if not longer. It's a push for overturning the West and taking power - and right now they're drunk on power.

Here's what's going on at Princeton. I love it when she tells the guy to SIT DOWN..

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/princeton-university-boasts-of-thriving-dei-programs-in-annual-report/

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What the fuck are you selling totes for? Is this to qualify for appearing on NPR?

Good Christ.

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I am heartened that white america is now so fully invested in issues of "discrimination."

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Is there any doubt that racists, usually people of color, always bring up race?

On most every issue?

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Feb 8·edited Feb 8

I don't see color. ;)

"Usually people of color." Lol!! I'm not the one seeing DEI under my bed and behind every bush, pal.

Is there any doubt of the "fragility" of some people who think discussing race is "racist" and get triggered by it? :)

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In her case, yes. She should pay.

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If parents are charged for the crimes of their children, just think of the overrepresentations in prisons. You could not fit them all in there.

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The Crumbley article is a bad piece of journalism.

The facts do not support the allegation that. “Most shocking of all, on the morning of the shooting, school officials wanted Jennifer to take Ethan home…Jennifer promised she would take him to a therapist, but …she left him at school.”

The truth:

Oxford HS counselor Shawn “Hopkins said he did not explicitly ask the parents to remove the shooter from school, however, he testified that he asked the parents to get the shooter therapeutic help that day, if possible. Jennifer Crumbley ‘made it clear’ that they wouldn't be able to take the shooter for help that day, Hopkins said.”

Practically speaking no one can get an appointment with a therapist for the same day unless they are in a state of obvious crisis.

https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/jennifer-crumbley-left-work-son-day-shooting-ceo/story?id=106800965

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On DEI in engineering at Nebraska and John Sailer. My experience predates the DEI movement. Maybe it was a precursor. I have a BS in Engineering Physics from Montana State, plus an MBA in Operations Research from UC Berkeley, plus a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern in Evanston IL. I worked for nine different companies in eight different industries during a manufacturing career.

At one point I applied for a position in the Industrial Engineering department at Montana State, my alma mater. I received an interview but did not receive an offer. Reasons given, my undergraduate degree wasn't in Industrial Engineering, and I had never applied for or received a Professional Engineering certificate. And I thought my broad education and experience could be helpful to undergraduate engineering students. Oh well, things can get worse and they have.

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Yet another example of why all schools should (like all government buildings) have metal detectors. But we won't get them because the Dems are bent on both parenting our children for us and taking away the guns that would prevent this overreach.

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