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Even Obama appointed liberal judges in the US are questioning DEI policies

Summarised by Centrist

In a court ruling that may have parallels in NZ, a liberal Obama-appointed judge has found Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) policies may be illegal if they stereotype white people negatively on the basis of colour, culture or privilege.

Judge Wendy Beetlestone allowed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania State University to proceed, as former professor Zack De Piero claimed that DEI policies forced his resignation, alleging a racially hostile work environment. 

While the full merits of the case are yet to be adjudicated, Beetlestone remarked that the university’s DEI policies and practices caused De Piero to suffer “harassment that is ‘sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of [the plaintiff’s] employment and create an abusive working environment.’”

According to the Washington Examiner, “on five different occasions, the university required De Piero ‘to attend conferences or trainings that discussed racial issues in essentialist and deterministic terms — ascribing negative traits to white people or white teachers without exception and flowing inevitably from their race.’”

DEI and Critical Race Theory are also influencing both workplace training and the wider education system in New Zealand, including an NZ on Air training kit for the mainstream media. Link: TE TIRITI FRAMEWORK FOR NEWS MEDIA 

The Washington Examiner, which covered the American case, says DEI practices, by their nature, promote hostility and discrimination. 

They write: “It is all a big racket that, rather than ameliorating racial tension, instead exacerbates it.”

Read more over at the Washington Examiner

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