October 11, 2012

Diversity is the new conformity [Darleen Click]

Gallaudet University puts its chief diverisity officer, Dr. Angela McCaskill, on administrative leave for …

wait for it …

signing a petition to put same-sex marriage in Maryland up for a vote by the people.

“Dr. McCaskill has participated in a legislative initiative that some feel is inappropriate for an individual serving as Chief Diversity Officer,” Gallaudet University President T. Alan Hurwitz said in a statement. “However, other individuals feel differently.”

According to the statement, Hurwitz will use McCaskill’s leave to determine her future at Gallaudet. An interim Chief Diversity Officer is expected to be appointed.

This came after someone scouring the petitions came across her signature and outed it to Planet Deafqueer

When confronted by the faculty member, Dr. McCaskill confirmed that she had in fact signed the petition and explained that she had done so while at church, after her preacher had preached against gay marriage. As she was leaving, her husband pointed to the petition and she signed it without giving it further thought.

An official complaint was filed with the University last week by the mentioned faculty member and a meeting was held on Friday with Gallaudet University President, Dr. Alan Hurwitz.

Dr. McCaskill is expected to issue a public apology.

She signs a petition in her church and it makes her subject to being fired, even if nothing in her job performance indicates she has been doing a poor job.

What if the complainant hadn’t seen her signature but merely found out her preacher was anti-same-sex marriage? Would the university demanded she resign from her church? Does her contract include that she is forbidden to participate in the political process, unless it’s for university-approved issues?

Diversity of ideas is just something that will not be tolerated by these Merchants of Tolerance.

Posted by Darleen @ 7:57am

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Comments (7)

  1. As if the cry for diversity were ever anything other than a demand for conformity.

    Hope she sues the University’s ass off.

  2. “Good” diversity in academia is, as always, only skin-deep.

  3. If you want to make a lefty mad, point out the logical fallacy in their “Do not conform” slogan.

  4. What color is the sky on Planet Deafqueer? And if I were a bisexual with a cochlear implant, would they launch me into the sun?

  5. Also, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more dysfunctional institution than Gallaudet. Those people eat their own for breakfast. Every morning. (Fortunately, the neighbors don’t have to listen to their constant bickering.)

  6. What a crock of shit. The University should be slapped so hard it’s endowment would be calculated in dublones.

  7. Putting something up for a vote by the people? How dare she! What the hell does she think this is, a democracy?