California Universities’ Diversity Machine Under Fire
Money well spent or a waste?
Reporter: Jeff Michael Posted
Los Angeles – California universities have gutted programs and hiked tuition in this tough economy, but they’re not touching what critics call their “Diversity Machine”… staff and programs dedicated to campus multi-culturalism. We’ve found diversity staffing is expanding and costing taxpayers millions.
It’s a taboo subject that few people are willing to talk openly about. The UC’s have cut millions from their budget but are actually beefing up their diversity staff.
Among the new positions: UCSD created a new Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; UCLA recently added an Assistant Dean for Campus Climate and a Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity; and UC Irvine’s chancellor recently vowed not to cut its diversity programs during hard times.