Posted On: Thursday - May 4th 2023 10:24AM MST
In Topics:   Commies  University  Political Correctness  Race/Genetics  ctrl-left
It's turning into Racial Awareness Month here at Peak Stupidity. We have not made the effort to register for a whole month on this, but there will be at least one more post, that one a doozy that may become a series.
From The College Fix, one of Instapundit Glenn Reynolds few dozen go-to sites, we can read from Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Kabbany that, oddly enough, the D.I.E. personnel on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology staff are not particularly interested in taking part in a debate to defend their field of endeavor.
You'd think they'd welcome the chance to show off the fruits of their careers. Nah, but, Miss Kabbany says A debate on DEI will be held at MIT. The university’s DEI deans refuse to participate.
An esteemed panel of scholars will tackle the question: “Should academic DEI programs be abolished?”It's hard to break away from the witch hunts and struggle sessions. I get that.
One group of individuals who will not be defending D.E.I. at the upcoming event is the phalanx of highly paid diversity, equity and inclusion deans at MIT.
They were asked. They declined.
Among the nearly 100 MIT scholars asked to participate were: Alana Anderson, assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing; Nandi Bynoe, assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the School of Engineering; Kuheli Dutt, assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the School of Science; Tracie Jones, assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; Monica Orta, assistant dean for diversity, equity, belonging and student support in the School of Architecture and Planning; Bryan Thomas Jr., assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the MIT Sloan School of Management; Ray Reagans, associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion at the MIT Sloan School of Management; and Beatriz Cantada, director of engagement for diversity and inclusion for MIT’s Institute Community & Equity Office.So, don't drop any beakers in the chem lab, kids. All that costs money, and you see how much we need for the DIE program, don't you? These people don't come cheap!
Notice that these people are embedded, just as the Soviets and the Red Chinese had their Communist Party loyalist Apparatchiks embedded in the halls of power. Just as during those other Communist times, the idea is to have people in place to make sure there is no criticism of The System, whatever sick one is in place at the time.
Note, that, contrary what would have been the case in the Soviet and Red China eras, 6 out of the 7 mentioned "scholars" (Scholars? Haha!) are women and the man is Black!. (I just looked him up, and just to give you an idea of the numbers, from this first page I came to, MIT hired 6 more of these people in the 2nd Summer of the PanicFest, late June of '21 - D.I.E. staff are ESSENTIAL, ESSENTIAL, I tells ya'!)
Oh, yeah, about that debate. (It's not Peak Stupidity Adam Smith, but I'm sure he'd approve):
The April 4 debate, co-hosted by the MIT Adam Smith Society and MIT Free Speech Alliance and to be held in the Wong Auditorium, will instead feature an esteemed panel that includes pro-DEI debaters to be brought in from outside the campus community.That might be part of the problem, their planning on holding the event in the Wong Auditorium. It'd be better to hold it in the White Auditorium. Moving White along... John Dozier, MIT’s chief diversity officer, worries:
"We also learned of a debate that will be happening on campus in a few weeks over what I think is an utterly false binary of ‘diversity, equity, and inclusion’ versus ‘merit, fairness, and equality.’Binary means true vs false. You can't have that. In D.I.E. world it goes RACIST! vs go-along-to-keep-your-job.
RESOLVED: MIT might be just slightly overstaffed in the D.I.E. area of scholarship, the budget must be balanced, and what the heck are they actually doing anyway.Sorry, go on, Scholar Dozier:
PRO: "Thank you for allowing us to be h...."
"And... our judges have determined, that the debate has been settled and the premise is false. Thank you, come again ..."
A number of people, including me, were invited to participate in this event last year. We declined based on the framing, but it fueled our thinking about how to set the right conditions for a discussion — avoiding simplified versions of issues and concentrating on a format that will broaden attendees’ perspectives rather than on having one side ‘win,'” Dozier said in a March 15 news release announcing his own set of conversations to be held on campus.Bwaaaack,bwaaaackkk, chicken! Well, at least he we will announce his own set of conversations. By "conversations" these people mean "lectures" with no time for Q&A. That's the Communist way. It's here. It's been here. More people need to realize exactly what kind of country they live in.