The Civil Rights Act of 1964:
Doesn’t exist at George Mason University.
The new bigotry on American campuses: In an email sent out to his entire faculty in mid-May, George Mason University president Gregory Washington demanded that the university’s hiring practices specifically discriminate in favor of minorities and women over whites and men.
Washington further argued that the faculty at GMU do not proportionally represent the ethnicities of the student body or the surrounding region. A vision of diversity and inclusion in hiring “is a recognition of the reality that our society’s future lies in multicultural inclusion,” he said in his email.
This begins by redefining “best” to include “lived experiences” as a top hiring criteria alongside professional aptitude, he stated. In short, “We either believe that diversity and inclusion can improve our performance, or we don’t,” Washington stated.
Consequently, Washington recommended hiring based jointly on teaching ability, research achievements, and openness to diversity. The result, he argued, will support minorities who don’t have equal access to opportunities for success.
To really get a flavor of Washington’s discriminatory recommendations you need to read his whole email. He is very careful to use the modern fake academic terminology that changes the meaning of “equality” into “favoring some over others” and “diversity” into “making sure only those races we like get hired.” Because of this, the quotes above seem tame when in truth they are advocating blatantly racist practices. This quote, despite its carefully couched language, makes Washington’s goals clear:
The differences in ethnic diversity among our students as compared to our faculty are drastic. While a majority of our students are non-white and reflective of the nation’s expected ethnic make-up in the mid-21st century, just 30 percent of our faculty are from ethnic minority, multi-ethnic, or international communities, and the percentage from underrepresented groups is significantly lower than that. As so many leaders remind us, it’s hard to be what you do not see.
He doesn’t really care if his staff is really qualified or not, regardless of race. What he cares about is changing those percentages by making sure more “non-whites” are hired.
If George Mason University was the only college following these discriminatory practices then the problem would not be a serious one. Sadly, it illustrates the standard, not the exception. Universities across America are now routinely following Washington’s guidance, and have been doing so for years. Their goal is not to educate, but to indoctrinate. To do this they need to winnow from their staff and faculty any individuals who might dissent from this course. And if that means replacing as many whites and men with like-minded minorities and women, all focused on helping only their own races or genders, so be it.
Nor am I simply expressing my opinions, especially when it comes to George Mason University. Twice in the past five years the university and its student body took action to silence dissent, once by having a person arrested for daring to put up pro-Israeli posters on the campus, and a second time by removing a student government representative because he used the word “illegal” in referring to people who came to the U.S. illegally. Both events signaled to the school’s faculty and students that dissent will not be tolerated, that everyone must conform to the dominate leftist agenda or they will be punished.
Washington’s email only illustrates the university’s determination to reinforce this intolerant and monolithic mindset.
George Mason University is a public university, the northern branch of the University of Virginia. Thus, it is funded from tax dollars. Do the taxpayers of Virginia like the idea that their money is being used by this university to institute bigoted discrimination and intolerance to dissent? It appears so.
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