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Friday, September 4, 2020

Black University Of San Diego Law Students Demand Classroom Diversity Monitors To Report ‘Questionable Conduct’

The College Fix, Black Law Students Demand Classroom Diversity Monitors to Report ‘Questionable Conduct’:

USD (2016)The Black Law Students Association at the University of San Diego School of Law is calling for campus administrators to train and post diversity officers in classrooms to observe and report bias and other “disparaging” actions against students of color.

According to an open letter from the USD Black Law Students Association, these diversity officers would be charged with watching classrooms and reporting incidents or conduct they consider questionable or discriminatory.

“As Black law students we are privileged with the opportunity to pursue a legal education and seek membership to the legal profession, however, we are not immune to the oppression that is inextricably linked to our Blackness,” the group states in their six-page letter to USD law faculty and students.

BLSA

The demand for classroom diversity monitors is one of the nine “calls to action” BLSA published in their open letter.

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Comments

"to balance out the tenants of academic freedom..." shouldn't that be "tenets," not "tenants"?!

Posted by: Andy Patterson | Sep 4, 2020 5:16:13 AM

Some additional suggestions:

1. So that these potential offenders don't know they being monitored, who these monitors are should be kept secret.
2. To ensure that they are adequately compensated, they should be paid by the state.
3. To make sure that punishment is swift and sure, they need police powers.

That suggests that their name should be Secret State Police or Gestapo for short.

"The Geheime Staatspolizei (Secret State Police), abbreviated Gestapo (German: [ɡəˈʃtaːpo]; /ɡəˈstɑːpoʊ/), was the official secret police of Nazi Germany and in German-occupied Europe."

Take offense, I don't care. The zeal these activists display to destroy faculty and staff without cause is Gestapo-like. The same is true of feminists. That is well-illustrated their witch hunt attacks on Justice Brett Kavanaugh. If you want respect, you need to be worthy of respect.

Law is a tough profession. If you want to make it in law, you need to be considerate and professional rather than paranoid and vindictive. Whining and playing the victim like this will not get you far.

Posted by: Mike Perry | Sep 4, 2020 6:33:13 AM

Oddly reminiscent of the old Soviet practice of assigning a political officer to all military units.......

Posted by: tax guy | Sep 4, 2020 8:30:15 AM

Wonderful idea! Perhaps that could lead to an undergraduate course in diversity training and on, in the best of circumstances to PhD degrees?

Posted by: Ernest Fokes | Sep 4, 2020 1:40:50 PM

Reminds me of hallway monitors. We need a civil war or world war to toughen up these snowflakes.

“Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.“
— G. Michael Hopf

Posted by: Anon | Sep 5, 2020 5:37:10 AM

Anybody who's 18-22 and prone to emotional distress due to mainstream concepts expressed by professional educators probably shouldn't be attending college. And taxpayers probably shouldn't be subsidizing them, or their little ideological temper tantrums.

Posted by: MM Classic | Sep 7, 2020 8:16:33 PM