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Idaho’s public colleges’ “inclusion” efforts promote victimhood
Idaho Freedom Foundation ^ | June 14, 2019 | Wayne Hoffman

Posted on 06/15/2019 6:27:14 AM PDT by Twotone

Idaho’s post-secondary schools have joined the legion of left-leaning institutions that are using their campuses as state-sponsored platforms for intolerance, division, and victimhood. Hurt in the process are students, taxpayers, and donors to college scholarship funds, all whom are misled in believing they’re paying for “higher education.”

Witness Boise State University’s interim president, Martin Schimpf, whose most recent newsletter offered up a buffet of braggadocio about the school’s reinforcement of the “otherization” of students and staff. Schimpf noted the school’s expenditure of thousands of dollars for “Rainbow Graduation” and “Black Graduation,” new staff to aid “students of color,” and more. (FYI: “Black graduation” isn’t “segregation” because they don’t call it that. Instead, college elites call it “personalization”).

Schimpf also wrote that the State Board of Education “has invited DACA students to apply for Opportunity Scholarship Funds.” The State Board of Education replied that it had never issued such an invitation, and a university spokesman later clarified that what the president meant was that DACA students may be among the Idaho high school students eligible for scholarships, although no other group of students was identified in that portion of the newsletter.

Schimpf wrote that BSU also hopes to add an employee to serve as an “American Indian Liaison” and BSU is gathering data “on the diversity of individual departments and position classifications to identify those that are particularly deficient when it comes to diversity of their employees.”

“Search pools now undergo statistical analysis for assessing the number of underrepresented candidates in the pool,” he said. “When appropriate, search efforts are extended in order to increase the diversity of the candidate pool.” You’d think that Boise State would want to hire the best employees for its students, not pander to leftist ideologues with radical views of “inclusivity.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: education; victimhood
Another tidbit from the Idaho Freedom Foundation, they are looking at school textbooks:

"Communism isn't evil? C'mon. We decided to examine public school curricula for biases, distortions, or outright lies.

When we did, we found this gem. For the record, communism is 100 percent evil."

1 posted on 06/15/2019 6:27:14 AM PDT by Twotone
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2 posted on 06/15/2019 6:29:22 AM PDT by Twotone (While one may vote oneself into socialism one has to shoot oneself out of it.)
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The Idaho legislature can clean up this mess quickly. All they have to do it do it.

3 posted on 06/15/2019 6:42:48 AM PDT by Midwesterner53
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They could’ve started by hiring a replacement for Schimpf who had common sense. Instead they did this...

“Schimpf is on his way out, to be replaced in a couple of weeks by Dr. Marlene Tromp. It’s unknown whether Tromp will deploy the same condescending rhetoric, but the fact that she has described herself in interviews as motivated by “social justice” makes one wonder.”

The Stupid Party strikes again.

4 posted on 06/15/2019 7:09:58 AM PDT by Twotone (While one may vote oneself into socialism one has to shoot oneself out of it.)
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Do they color code the diplomas too?

That would make certainly make it easier to sort the Hire/Do Not Hire piles.

5 posted on 06/15/2019 7:23:51 AM PDT by seowulf
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Well that explains a lot. How long have we been teaching this crap to kids? No wonder the millennials are so anti American. They don’t need to go to college. They’re getting plenty of indoctrination in HS.

6 posted on 06/15/2019 7:44:51 AM PDT by redangus
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Black Graduation? Wouldn't it be African-American Graduation? D'oh.
7 posted on 06/15/2019 8:24:10 AM PDT by Tommy Revolts
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