Joseph O'Brien 11:30 a.m., April 1
Too much unity in diversity?
Consortium of male Caucasian academics files grievance against UC Board of Regents after appointment of African-American woman to lucrative equity, diversity, and inclusion post.
Plaintiffs demand special minority consideration as members of the patriarchy. "There just aren't that many of us in academia; and we face near-constant abuse and marginalization."
Linda S. Greene
SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER, UCSD ADMINISTRATION BUILDING - "Here is the simple, black-and-white fact of the matter," said Peter Prick, founder of Neglected White Academics (NWA), as he prepared to pin a neatly printed protest notice on the campus-designated notice board. "Fully 90% of all Diversity and Inclusion Vice-Chancellorships in the American university system are held by African-American women. The appointment of Linda Greene to that post for the UC system represents the perpetuation of a structural injustice. It's not about her qualifications; we're happy to believe that a lawyer-turned-professor can also somehow morph into an effective administrator. It's about building diversity among diversity program heads. It's about equity - and it's right there in her title."
"But it's not all bad news," concluded Prick. "At $250,000 a year, she's still being paid only 70% of the salary earned by male vice-chancellors in other departments."
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