Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Loyalty Oaths--To Diversity

If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act.
--West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 1943
That quote was written by Robert Jackson in the Court's majority opinion. Jackson was a self-identified Democrat. Democrats and liberals used to believe such sentiments, but they don't anymore.  Here's one more exhibit:
Mathematicians who want tenure at UCLA have to do more than show a facility with numbers. They also have to pledge in writing a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

In fact, all professors applying for a tenure-track position at UCLA must write a statement on their commitment to diversity, showing, for example, their “record of success advising women and minority graduate students,” according to the UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
UCLA is a state university and, if you read the entire linked article, you'll find UCLA isn't the only state university requiring such loyalty oaths.  That's representative of your California government in action.

1 comment:

Pseudotsuga said...

"showing, for example, their 'record of success advising women and minority graduate students'"
How does one objectively prove this claim at a job interview or on a resume?