The left’s war for the labile minds of America’s youth continues unabated, this time in the form of a leftist-run college in Tennessee offering a $3k incentive to those professors that will indoctrinate their students with DEI nonsense. As Townhall reported:
The University of Memphis told its professors that they could receive $3,000 stipends for “infusing” diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice into their curricula as part of the university’s “Eradicating Systemic Racism and Promoting Social Justice Initiative.”
That comes from an email sent to the faculty and obtained by the Washington Fee Beacon, which reported that:
The University of Memphis told faculty they could collect a $3,000 stipend for redesigning their curricula to align with the university’s commitment to “diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice,” according to an email sent to all faculty obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The offer is part of the university’s “Eradicating Systemic Racism and Promoting Social Justice Initiative.”
Interested faculty are asked to submit a copy of syllabi to be reworked as well as a 500-word “narrative” on their “diversity, equity, and inclusion philosophy” and how the new lessons will “address disparities” in their subject area.
The email itself states:
The Eradicating Systemic Racism and Promoting Social Justice Initiative at the University of Memphis is offering an opportunity for interested faculty to critically consider methods and approaches to redesign existing courses housed within their departments to better advance the tenets and charge of the University’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice. This announcement offers a competitive grant opportunity designed to support faculty who are interested in redesigning and aligning existing course syllabi with the goals established by the workgroup entitled, Infusing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice into Existing Courses/Curriculum.
Further, the email describes the objectives of the DEI program as:
- Identify/develop actionable frameworks for diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice
- Identify/develop critical curriculum review questions and protocols
- Integrate culture and climate as supports to curriculum content, methods, and teaching and learning
- Accumulate and disseminate models for curriculum self-assessment, program planning and continuous learning
So, by infusing their classrooms with leftist talking points, teachers will get a total of $3,000, with $1,500 being paid when they redesign their lesson plan and another $1,500 when they teach the politics-infused, woke classes.
And, while this is one of the most recent and blatant attempts at pushing leftism into classrooms, it’s far from the woke university system’s only attempts at doing so. As the Washington Free Beacon reports:
The University of Memphis’s offer is part of a growing trend on college campuses, where the overt promotion of social justice has become the new norm. At Ohio’s Kenyon College, a small liberal arts school, professors can no longer receive tenure unless they can demonstrate “promotion of an inclusive classroom environment that values diversity.”
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