Mark J. Perry, an economics professor at the University of Michigan and an American Enterprise Institute scholar, is doing what he can do end gender discrimination at the university; for example, he’s lobbying against granting “preferential treatment for cis women” and for adopting gender-inclusive names for programs like “Girls Code Camp” and “Girls in Science and Engineering Camp.”
You can (and should) read more about Perry’s attempts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion at the AEI’s website, but it was the numbers Perry uncovered that really blew us away.
More on my efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion and end gender discrimination at @Umich https://t.co/tpDV2NXcvt Note that @Umich has a diversity staff of ~100 at an annual cost of ~$11M = Full tuition for 765 Michigan students
— Mark J. Perry (@Mark_J_Perry) May 19, 2018
What? The University of Michigan currently employs nearly 100 full-time diversity administrators, officers, directors, vice-provosts, deans, consultants, specialists, investigators, managers, executive assistants, administrative assistants, analysts, and coordinators? At a cost of $11 million?
Perry notes that more than a quarter of these “diversicrats” earn annual salaries of more than $100,000. The vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer comes out on top with an annual salary of $396,550.
The diversicrat staff extends all the way down; according to an email, “UM Housing has its own additional diversity army and trains students in paid positions to be ‘Diversity Peer Educators’ in every dorm and apartment area. These students mandate compliance with the ever-changing progressive views on gender and diversity in all campus housing facilities.”
This is insane
100 staffers to police diversity at a single university https://t.co/2NlLVEM45j
— Jonathan Kay (@jonkay) May 21, 2018
A staff of 100 diversity officers, costing $11M, to ensure everyone thinks the same thing for the sake of diversity. https://t.co/z3CRABQdGg
— Prof_Pownd (@Prof_Pownd) May 22, 2018
I'm a Michigan Grad.
The only thing that surprises me…is that there is only 100 people on this staff.
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) May 22, 2018
11 Million dollars. per year 11 Million!
I'm not even white and i think this is a colossal waste of money. Imagine what a food bank for single mothers and underprivileged of all races could do with 11 million. https://t.co/50XadhPOal
— PixelNog (@PixelNog) May 21, 2018
A colossal waste of funds.
— Technoviking (@DasTechnoviking) May 21, 2018
Only 100 diversity staff ? That's less than 1/2 a staff per gender ; according to liberals. Please raise tuition another 10 %.
— suburb dude (@TheOSU83) May 22, 2018
I think people need to actually read what you are doing. It is extremely admirable work and I hope you the best of luck. This stuff is getting way out of hand and people like you must stand up with a voice of reason.
— Matthew Buell (@MBuell01) May 21, 2018
This is brilliant. ?
— ?ojourner. (@next_mom_up) May 20, 2018
Read the whole piece when you have the chance and check out the real gender breakdown in STEM studies.
University advises against gendered language like 'husband' and 'wife' https://t.co/RLDbzxFhqU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 15, 2018