Equity and the Unmaking of UT Austin

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 33

Following in the footsteps of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, he University of Texas, Austin, has initiated a campus-wide plan to force diversity, equity, and inclusivity into the administrative operation of the university, particularly in hiring, promotions, recognition, and awards. This is a bold step by the university administration in making the university functionally religious and, more importantly, unmaking the university as an educational institution. Of course, this isn’t to pick on UT Austin. Most universities are doing the same thing to themselves now, much to our detriment as a society. So are most companies, schools, churches, and everything else. The ideas are shallow and functionally identical, so even if UT Austin isn’t interesting to you, these kinds of plans are likely to be infecting something closer to your life.

In this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, James Lindsay takes this jargon-heavy plan and reads through it, breaking it down so that people outside of the inner circle of UT Austin’s diversicracy can make sense of what these plans entail. The short answer is an ideological reworking of the institution to make it into something it never should have been: a seminary to a new totalizing ideology that is taking over our society and poisoning our minds. Join Dr. Lindsay as he reads through this document and breaks down exactly why the requirements it entails amount to creating de facto discrimination, quotas in employment and advancement, and wholesale corruption that is to be enabled by a raft of expensive new equity commissars who add nothing of value to the institution.

If UT Austin is something close to your life, this might be especially alarming and informative to you, as it is setting itself on the same path that destroyed The Evergreen State College in 2017. If not, you’ll still find much value in the discussion of this document because something approaching a facsimile is likely to be in place or in the works wherever you learn, work, or worship. James’s goal in this episode of the podcast is to inform you about what these documents really entail wherever they arise.

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