University Of Cincinnati Requires Applicants To Pledge Commitment To ‘Diversity and Inclusion’

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TN Note: Portland Public Schools recently banned anti-global warming material from their schools. Now a university is demanding student allegiance to ‘inclusion’ and ‘diversity’ – two key principles found in Sustainable Development and 2030 Agenda. 

The University of Cincinnati has rolled out a new policy that requires faculty and staff applicants pledge their commitment to “diversity and inclusion.”

The policy comes at a university with a stated goal of hiring more “historically underrepresented” employees, a benchmark spelled out in its “UC Affirmative Action Plan” that calls for more African American, women, and other “traditionally unrepresented” employees campuswide.

“As of July 1, the University of Cincinnati will request a Diversity and Inclusion statement of all applicants for faculty and staff positions,” the university recently announced. “Faculty and administrative/professional applicants will be asked to submit a personal statement summarizing his or her contributions (or potential contributions) to diversity, inclusion and leadership.”

As part of the new policy, a similar mandate has been announced for those simply seeking hourly jobs at the public university, which receives more than 63,000 applications per year, according to campus officials.

Those applicants must now answer the question: “As an equal-opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with faculty, staff and students from cultures and backgrounds different from your own.”

M.B. Reilly, a university spokesperson, said in an email to The College Fix the new policy reflects campus leaders’ desire to ensure those hired fall in line with the school’s priorities.

“Asking for diversity and inclusion statements in our application processes signals that we are global, we are national and we want to become more so in drawing students, staff and faculty that reflect today’s world,” Reilly stated.

“The diversity and inclusion statement is one part of an application process that would generally take into account other factors as well,” Reilly added, citing factors such as general experience, aptitude, specialty knowledge, motivation, work history, work ethic and salary requirements.

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Pledges are counterproductive. The best way to achieve worthy goals is conduct oneself in ways that set an example. See. Do. People learn best by hands on doing.

A pledge is hypocritical. It forces people who disagree to make a statement they consider dishonest. Does the Pledge of Allegiance really achieve allegiance to the US Government without regard to how honest and trustworthy that government is?

A pledge is a form of force. Force everywhere and always elicits pushback and quiet, or not so quiet resistance and non-cooperation.


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