Colleges are finally taking action against woke policies.
The University of Texas System stopped all new diversity, equity, and inclusion policies.
This comes after Texas Governor Greg Abbott directed all state agencies to cease implementing DEI in hiring practices.
The University of Texas System will halt all new diversity, equity, and inclusion policies following increased scrutiny due to their ties to critical race theory.
At its quarterly meeting Wednesday, the University of Texas System Board of Regents announced that it would pause all new diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, weeks after Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) directed all state agencies, including public universities, to cease implementing DEI in hiring practices.
“The topic of DEI activities on college campuses has received tremendous attention nationally and here in Texas. To be clear, we welcome, celebrate, and strive for diversity on our campuses in our student and our faculty population,” Board of Regents Chairman Kevin Eltife said, according to the Austin American-Statesman. “I also think it’s fair to say that in recent times, certain DEI efforts have strayed from the original intent to now imposing requirements and actions that, rightfully so, has raised the concerns of our policymakers about those efforts on campuses across our entire state.”
Eltife said the university system would work with state legislators looking into its DEI policies as the state’s 2023 legislative session gets underway. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a Republican, has prioritized legislation in the state Senate that would ban DEI programs in higher education institutions.
Something similar happened in North Carolina.
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors banned DEI requirements for hiring and promotion decisions.
In a growing backlash against woke culture, the board of the University of North Carolina moved to ban diversity, equity and inclusion requirements from its hiring and promotion process this week.
The school’s Board of Governors voted to ban DEI statements from hiring and tenure decisions, according to a report.
The Chapel Hill-based school “shall neither solicit nor require an employee or applicant for academic admission or employment to affirmatively ascribe to or opine about beliefs, affiliations, ideals, or principles regarding matters of contemporary political debate or social action as a condition to admission, employment, or professional advancement,” according to the decision, made Thursday.
A non-profit that has been advocating for an end to DEI requirements in institutions across the country, took credit for the move.
More colleges should do the same!