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.

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.”

Read the whole piece when you have the chance and check out the real gender breakdown in STEM studies.


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