EUGENE, Ore. — In an effort to promote diversity at the University of Oregon (search), a plan has been developed that would hire, fire and promote professors not just on the quality of their teaching and research, but on their so-called “cultural competency."
Critics also worry about the cost. The plan calls for 800 diversity-building scholarships and dozens of new staff positions in order to add degree programs in fields like “queer studies” and “disabled studies.”
Our institutions of "higher" learning are getting quite a reputation for being hotbeds of social promotion and outright racism.
They spend a lot of time complaining about being "underfunded" but I'm not sure that I'm comfortable with giving more money to racist organizations.
OUS Diversity Report 2005