(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) The University of North Carolina (UNC) decided to fight against the woke virus by voting to ban diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statements and politically preferential hiring on Thursday.
“[UNC] shall neither solicit nor require an employee or applicant for academic admission or employment to affirmatively ascribe to or opine about beliefs, affiliations, ideals, or principles regarding matters of contemporary political debate or social action as a condition to admission, employment, or professional advancement,” the board resolution stated, according to Fox News. The university also said that an employee or applicant also can’t “be solicited or required to describe his or her actions in support of, or in opposition to, such beliefs, affiliations, ideals, or principles.”
“Practices prohibited here include but are not limited to solicitations or requirements for statements of commitment to particular views on matters of contemporary political debate or social action contained on applications or qualifications for admission or employment included as criteria for analysis of an employee’s career progression,” UNC said.
Kenny Xu, President of Color Us United, which fights for a race-blind society said that he believes UNC’s decision will have a positive effect on other colleges and campuses all across the country.
“We believe in a race-blind, meritocratic society with high standards and that’s what has traditionally produced excellence in the United States,” Xu said. “When we saw wokeness and DEI infiltrating the medical profession, that’s when we became concerned because medicine is the one place where everybody knows — liberals, conservatives, independents — that you need the most qualified doctor to get the best outcome.”
“When diversity, equity and inclusion says ‘No, you need doctors of a certain race’ or ‘No, we need to be teaching things from the lens of social justice rather than the biological practice of medicine,’ that’s when we got concerned,” Xu added.