Why is there a DEI ban in place?

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by AsianStew, May 15, 2024.

  1. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

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  2. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    It is part of the Republican fight against white discrimination in this country. I'd say more but this isn't the political forum. ;)
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  3. Garp

    Garp Well-Known Member

    According to the Texas Tribune (newspaper):

    "Opponents of DEI programs and training said those programs indoctrinated students with left-wing ideology and forced universities to make hires based on their support of diversity efforts rather than on merit and achievement."

    They were about hiring based on ideological litmus tests (according to the paper).
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  4. Garp

    Garp Well-Known Member

    By way of comparison (quick Google Search) there are:

    Texas Tech (over 40,000 students): 21,000 students who identify as White. Over 10,000 who identify as Hispanic.

    UTRGV (over 34,000 students): 91% Hispanic

    UTEP (over 24,000 students): 84% Hispanic

    That was all before anyone heard of DEI so maybe along with their other concerns they felt it wasn't warranted or other concerns could be addressed with non partisan recruiting efforts.
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  5. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Since I can see the handwriting on the wall I've moved it there.
  6. Garp

    Garp Well-Known Member

    Another institution in the Eastern part of the State (Sam Houston State University) is in Walker county. 21,000 students

    48% White, 25% Hispanic or Latino, 19% Black or African American

    Pretty much parallels stats for the county.
  7. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Sam Houston State is in Huntsville is 74 miles north of Houston and 61 miles north of me (Humble).
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  8. Garp

    Garp Well-Known Member

    Huge state. I have seen memes joking about it. Like 800 miles across.
  9. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Based on the protests that are out of control, I think the anti-democracy programs should be discontinued in most of the universities and the DEI revised to weed out the radical groups.

    Over 200 US universities including elite institutions Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been accused of raking in $13 billion in “undocumented contributions from foreign governments,” according to a new report.

    A sizable portion of the funds were said to be donated from authoritarian regimes around the globe including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, China and the UAE, the report from the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) claimed.
  10. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    It is 801 miles from Beaumont to El Paso.
  11. Garp

    Garp Well-Known Member

    Wow. That is longer than from one end of England to the other and only slightly less than from Land's End to the tip of Scotland.

    And just Googled. It is larger than France or Germany in terms of land mass.
  12. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Yes. Texas was a viable sovereign nation. Would be again, too. All in favor signify by saying "aye".
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  13. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    My impression (and that's all it is) is that DEI is less about race and biological sex and more about sexual identity and orientation. I really don't think any Texan politician wants to argue for overt white male supremacy, whatever his personal notions might be.
  14. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I don't know why that's your impression. DEI is a product of intersectionality theory, and race and sex are enormous parts of that.
  15. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    I wasn't talking about what DEI covers. I was talking about what anti-DEI people seem to actually object to.

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