Here Are 3 Ways That Republicans See Campus DEI Efforts as Harmful

March 08, 2024 1 min read

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Alecia Taylor
Chronicle of Higher Education

Excerpt: Republicans made the case in a congressional hearing on Thursday that campus diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts promote discrimination, echoing lawmakers at the state level who are working to restrict such practices.

Republican politicians and other critics increasingly argue that DEI can be racist and sexist because its model sorts identity groups based on physical characteristics and historical privilege, creating a system that pits the “oppressors” against the “oppressed.” Thursday’s hearing, held by the U.S. House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, continued that line of attack — with discussion dominated by conservative voices opposed to DEI.

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Gerry Cleaves
Gerry Cleaves

March 12, 2024

Dr. Dale Caldwell, Princeton graduate and President of Centenary University, suggests intercultural skills training as an alternative argument to the growing anti-DEI movement.
https://www.njherald.com/story/opinion/2024/02/23/addressing-the-anti-dei-movement-with-intercultural-skills-training/72662153007/

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