Diversity plan sparks controversy with faculty
The controversy surrounding the University's Five Year Diversity Plan shows no signs of dissipating, as professors threaten to leave the University if the current draft is approved...
President Frohnmayer,” in which they called the Diversity Plan “Orwellian” and “frightening.”
“As for faculty thinking of leaving: I am,” said N. Chris Phillips, a math professor and co-signer of the open letter.
Kleshchev, a Russian immigrant, says the plan conjures up memories of his former homeland.
“Look, I am personally not going to be interrogated about my thoughts, and I am not going to go to reeducation camps either,” said Kleshchev, alluding to the Five Year Diversity Plan's requirement that faculty participate in a summer diversity seminar.
Wow, this has been going on for some time now but it seems as if the situation is heating up. I for one, am glad that these proffessors are getting a taste of what the real world has been putting up with for a while with things like affirmative action, diversity training, etc.
I think this might really represent a change in thinking at the campus when terms like "Orwellian" and "Soviet Union" are being used. Don't get me wrong, those words are definitely appropriate to describe this multicultural nonsense but you don't usually see this kind of push-back from our university proffessors. I guess it's one thing to preach it to others but when your own job is on the line it makes you think different...