Today’s post is at the Stream: University of Cincinnati Will Require Diversity Oath of Professors, Staff:
I once applied to a protesting Christian university for a position in its math department. The university required of its faculty several oaths, one of which being the Nicene Creed, a declaration to which I happily accede. But another would have required me to repudiate my Catholic faith, which I would not do. Thus, although I was well liked by the institution, and might have been offered a position, my refusal to swear to something I believed false was a permanent bar of employment.
Instead of being upset, I honored the university for its refusal to negotiate on its firmest principles. I disagreed with those principles, and am certain sure they are in error, but its actions in refusing comprise on a tenet and in its insistence on maintaining its identity was manly.
In the same way, we should honor the University of Cincinnati, which will require of its new faculty and staff to swear an oath to Diversity…
Diversity is our weakness. It is a satanic (some readers may wish to capitalize the word) religion more bizarre than anything L Ron Hubbard ever thought up. Diversity is manic, corrosive, unChristian, divisive, weakening, and most of all intolerant. Diversity requires strict unyeilding uniformity of its adherents.
At the least, Diversity is the giving of special considerations to members of officially designated victim groups whether or not individuals in those groups have suffered in any way for being members of these groups. This claim is backed by the University of Cincinnati itself, which includes a glossay of victimology in its Diversity Report which recommended the oath. For instance, the glossary defines empowerment: “When target [i.e. victim] group members refuse to accept the dominant ideology and their subordinate status and take actions to redistribute social power more equitably.”…
This theory provides a testable prediction. Look for, in the next year or two, a faculty of staff member of UC to be fired or disciplined for not being committed to Diversity strongly enough. (Those who are never hired we’ll never learn about.)
On your oath, go there to read the rest.
The editor at the Stream felt the first three paragraphs, which I include here, would be too confusing for the casual reader. I restore them here because I’m sure regular readers will understand.