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Arizona State University’s Cronkite School Trains Future Reporters in the Art of DEI

March 25, 2024

“I believe the most qualified person should get the job.”

“America is a melting pot.”

“Everyone can succeed if they work hard enough.”

Harmless though they seem, these phrases are actually offensive “microaggressions” that make minorities feel unwelcome, according to new revelations from a mandatory “Diversity and Civility at Cronkite” course at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Leftist activists in Arizona and nationwide are seeking to infuse a discriminatory diversity, equity and inclusion agenda into every aspect of campus life. Avoiding these microaggressions is just the tip of the iceberg. Not only is this government-run institution requiring future journalists to invest their time and tuition dollars into learning the nuances of progressive identity politics, but ASU is illegally using taxpayer funds to mandate DEI “training” among all faculty at the university.

Students, faculty and staff at public universities cannot escape DEI’s long reach. And if we don’t break the stranglehold now, DEI is going to cripple higher education as we know it.

Read the rest of the op-ed at The Washington Times

Timothy K. Minella is a Senior Fellow at the Goldwater Institute’s Van Sittert Center for Constitutional Advocacy. He advances policies and develops programming that promote constitutional principles in education and public life.



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