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Budget Cuts in Cal. Univ. System Miss Diversity Offices

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by Publius
Posted July 18, 2011, 11:05 AM

According to Heather Mac Donald in City Journal last week, while the budget crisis in California is forcing officials in the University of California system to make tough decisions about what programs and faculty members to keep, offices related to diversity within the system are protected from cuts. In fact, Mac Donald writes, the diversity offices are expanding despite the budget problems, with UC San Diego creating the new, full-time position of "vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion."

Mac Donald points to a number of examples of the UC system cutting programs and faculty while allowing diversity officials to stay and flourish, concluding:

Though tuition at UC will remain a bargain compared with what you would pay at private colleges, the regents won't be meeting their responsibility to California's taxpayers if they pass over in silence the useless diversity infrastructure that sucks money away from the university's real function: teaching students about the world outside their own limited selves.

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