There's been a lot of news coverage about California's budget crisis. In particular, California's state universities are crying that their appropriations of state funds have been "cut to the bone."
However, the prestigious magazine City Journal just published an expose of how one college department at the University of California at San Diego is not only NOT cutting expenses, but is significantly increasing faculty costs and raising tuition rates. It created a new Department of Diversity, with a new full-time "vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion." This position will augment that university's already massive diversity apparatus, which includes the Chancellor's Diversity Office, the associate vice chancellor for faculty equity, the assistant vice chancellor for diversity, the faculty equity advisors, the graduate diversity coordinators, the staff diversity liaison, the undergraduate student diversity liaison, the graduate student diversity liaison, the chief diversity officer, the director of development for diversity initiatives, the Office of Academic Diversity and Equal Opportunity, the Committee on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues, the Committee on the Status of Women, the Campus Council on Climate, Culture and Inclusion, the Diversity Council, and the directors of the Cross-Cultural Center, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, and the Women's Center.
The main purpose of spending taxpayers money for all this diversity
nonsense is probably to make respectable some of the worthless college courses
such as gender studies, queer studies, and ethnics studies. I hope the students attending the California universities will have the smarts to NOT waste their tuition dollars on such worthless courses.
Listen to the radio commentary here: