University of Missouri nixes diversity statements
In 2015 and 2016, the University of Missouri turned into an early example of what we’d seen for the next decade. What started out as a stupid and racist stunt—one that hurt no one, mind you, but was still idiotic—ended up with months of protests and the word Mizzou being synonymous with leftist ideology.
And let’s be real, we now know that the University of Missouri was far from the worst bastion of leftism.
One example of this leftism, though, is diversity statements. What exactly are diversity statements? Here’s Harvard’s answer:
A diversity statement is a polished, narrative statement, typically 1–2 pages in length, that describes one's accomplishments, goals, and process to advance excellence in diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging as a teacher and a researcher in higher education.
In other words, a diversity statement is basically a requirement that you swear an oath of allegiance to the diversity gods of academia.
And that brings us back to the University of Missouri. You see, at Mizzou, they’re not more.