If you talk with undergraduate and graduate students at most universities today, you’ll find that they are often the vicitms of “diversity” and “multicultural” training that over-rides the core training of every academic discipline. Liberal professors, bent on indoctrinating students in a socialist, European view of the world, place their political agenda above the rigorous study of Psychology, history. medicine, engineering, or the performing arts.
The Univeristy of Michigan at Ann Arbor has been one of the strongest advocates for the liberal dogma of diversity training. Nearly every student graduating from this school located in the “Athens of the Midwest” graduates with a degree in multi-culturalism and a minor in their chosen degree field. Although the voters of Michigan deceided by a 58% margin to end all racial preferences and use of quotas in the state, the Univeristy of Michigan is posed to continue their system of quotas and racial preferences.
From the New York Post:
November 26, 2006 — University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman is offering students an interesting lesson: Never let the law prevail over your own vanity.
Just one day after Michigan voters overwhelmingly passed Proposal 2 – aka the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative – thereby ending racial and gender preferences in the state’s public sector, Coleman said she’ll do everything possible to avoid incorporating racial equality into her school’s admissions policies.
“We believe we have the right, indeed the obligation, to complete this process using our existing [racially discriminatory] policies,” Coleman said, adding, “It would be unfair and wrong for us to review students’ applications using two sets of criteria.”
Bizarre: “Two sets of criteria” is what racial preferences are all about.
For Coleman – who, like so many university administrators, uses the banner of “diversity” and its sister “multiculturalism” to further a narrow, reductive ideological agenda at the expense of academic excellence – Prop 2 presents a kind of existential crisis.
“I will not stand by while the very heart and soul of this great university is threatened,” Coleman said. “We are Michigan and we are diversity.”
The measure threatens Ann Arbor’s “heart and soul” thusly:
“The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education or public contracting.”
Hard to believe that such a common-sense prescriptive has generated such vehemence. Though, perhaps not: Racial pandering has proven a potent political force.
Even in the face of a landslide loss on an issue, the vanity and arrogance of the Univeristy of Michigan’s administration continues without interruption.