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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Duke Professor Facing Disciplinary Action for Criticizing ‘Diversity Training’

A professor at Duke University is facing two disciplinary proceedings after condemning diversity training initiatives taking place on campus.

Professor Paul Griffiths of Duke University’s Divinity School is facing charges of “harassment” and “unprofessional conduct” after arguing that socially-engineered diversity efforts have “illiberal roots and totalitarian tendencies.”

In an email on the faculty listserv, Griffiths claimed that mandatory “re-education” programs have a “long and ignoble history.” “When (if) it gets beyond that, its illiberal roots and totalitarian tendencies will show. Events of this sort are definitively anti-intellectual,” he wrote. “(Re)trainings of intellectuals by bureaucrats and apparatchiks have a long and ignoble history; I hope you’ll keep that history in mind as you think about this instance.”

In response to Griffith’s email, Dean Elaine Heath chastised him for disagreeing, claiming that it for was “inappropriate and unprofessional” for Griffiths to “humiliate or undermine” his colleague. “The use of mass emails,” she continued, “to express racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry is offensive and unacceptable, especially in a Christian institution.”

Professor Thomas Pfau of Duke’s Divinity School fired back in Griffith’s defense, arguing that there was absolutely no discernible evidence of bigotry in Griffith’s email.



Anonymous said...

I have seen too many diversity programs that focus on forcing diversity instead of encouraging opportunity.

Those that force diversity, end up with performance problems and low morale...kinda like our federal government!

Rebel Without a Clue said...

I want to take one of this Professor's classes! I bet that they are entertaining, especially if he is a PolySci teacher.

Anonymous said...

Dont forget that Salisbury University has an "Office of Institutional Equity" which sends out "come learn how to be a social justice warrior" email on a daily basis.

Tells your sons to learn a trade and instead of enrolling them in a stupid money-suck university, buy them the cd set of great western thinkers from the Great Courses online.

The only way to destroy the left wing grip on the university is to starve it.

Anonymous said...

Look how far we have come with diversity in the last 20 years. SMH

Anonymous said...

I agree 12:52 most universities are nothing but communist indoctination centers, public schools also

Anonymous said...

There was a time when you had to earn your way to college now any D average student can buy his or her way into any university and they wonder why they are not good enough to get a job to pay back there loans

Anonymous said...

The lefties trying to control speech.

Next, brown shirts