Countering the SEL-CRT-DEI alphabet mafia in public education
If you have kids in school, they are likely hearing more about the oppression of “people of color” by white “cisgender” Christian men than “The Three Rs”. DEI-SEL-CRT have also slithered their way into corporate America. If you don’t fall in line and get yourself “correct,” you run the risk of losing business, business opportunities, and even employment.
Contemporary lefties have long forgotten MLK’s speech about “content of character […] not the color of […] skin,” and are now aiming to punish straight white Christian males for any and all of the perceived “oppression” of “people of color” they can find in history or simply make up. Their weapons of choice? Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Critical Race Theory. Social Emotional Learning.
Yes, boys and girls. All that stuff George Orwell warned us about so many years ago has now arrived.
Joe Biden has signed an executive order firmly cementing these acronyms — DEI, CRT, and SEL — into American life.
Fortunately, we are starting to see some pushback to this madness. Gov. Ron DeSantis has launched an effort to kill off DEI-CRT-SEL in the University of Florida system.
Texas is also trying to stomp the life out of DEI-SEL-CRT on its state campuses.
The National Association of Scholars has called for an end to this alphabet madness.
Here in North Carolina, the UNC Board of Governors is doing its part to kill off this socialist Orwellian cancer.:
[…] The University of North Carolina (UNC) moved against encroaching woke culture and voted to ban diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statements and politically preferential hiring.
UNC voted to ban DEI statements and compelled speech from admission, hiring, promotion and tenure at its Board of Governors meeting Thursday.
The board stated the university “shall neither solicit nor require an employee or applicant for academic admission or employment to affirmatively ascribe to or opine about beliefs, affiliations, ideals, or principles regarding matters of contemporary political debate or social action as a condition to admission, employment, or professional advancement,” according to the resolution. An employee or applicant also can’t “be solicited or required to describe his or her actions in support of, or in opposition to, such beliefs, affiliations, ideals, or principles.”
“Practices prohibited here include but are not limited to solicitations or requirements for statements of commitment to particular views on matters of contemporary political debate or social action contained on applications or qualifications for admission or employment included as criteria for analysis of an employee’s career progression.”[…]
I swear that I can hear the leftist faculty teeth gnashing all the way down here in Moore County. The board already poked the leftist bear with its establishment of a new “School of Civic Life.”
Basically, this new “school” within the university will focus on respect for differing opinions and the idea of civilly debating vs. the angry shout-down. Of course, leftists on and off the faculty are outraged. They ought to be embarrassed that they are being MADE to do this. It wasn’t that long ago these same lefties themselves were demanding a fair shake for “differing opinions” and “civil discourse.”
It’s much more fun to stomp out dissent than it is to listen to it. The Castro brothers, President Xi, and Daniel Ortega can tell you all about that.
What the board of governors has done is only the tip of the iceberg. DEI-CRT-SEL has dug its claws in and infested community colleges, day cares AND K-12 as well. Look at what the Alphabet mafia has done to our community college campus here in bright-red Moore County (here, here, here, here, and here).
The General Assembly, the state board of education, and the community college board ALL need to come out strong against SEL-CRT-DEI. It is strangling the life out of what was once a great educational system. It is handicapping our students in the race to compete with China and other economic powers. It is also hopelessly and unnecessarily dividing our country and stirring up trouble.
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I am gleefully stunned that the NC BOC has made this move. Hopefull this snowball
will roll down hill to the NC coast and uphill over the mountains into all 100 Countys.
They are only doing this to quell critcism from the right.
If the people on the Board of Governors for our Universities and Community Colleges were true conservatives, people who base decisions upon conservative principles, they would have started doing this on DAY ONE, not a DECADE after being on the Board of Governors.
The fact is, it takes criticism and/or a decade for an elected or appointed offical to do anything remotely conservative….they aren’t conservatives.
You are exactly right–the Republican Board of Governors did nothing for 12 years. Now it’s almost too little, too late. This is what happens when the legislature appoints worthless RINOs to key positions.
It’s kind of like showing up with a pail of water and a squirt gun after the house burned down.
This is the best description of failed Republican oversight of the UNC system I have ever heard!
It seems that our NC BOG appointees are more interested in the wine and cheese than providing any leadership. I wonder what it would take to spur them into any state of urgency. We on the ground in our communities are having to deal with the results of this woke crap. It’s really hard to watch and difficult to handle after it has been allowed to run rampant in our institutions of higher learning. Wokness is also in our grade schools and is moving at an increasingly greater rate. Our universities are producing more and more propagandized products of teacher training schools. Local school boards are being bombarded with this junk. A little leadership from the BOG would go a long way. That goes for the state legislature too.
Correction: my above should be NC BOG, not BOC.
Damn! I can’t get it right.
UNC BOG I think will finally complete my correction.
UNC BOG would be correct.
Seems to me to be the appropo opportunity for the G A to fine tune their version of same and weld into NC law.
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