Thursday, February 17, 2011

Why would a college even think this way?

The University of California at Davis has had to back down from having a policy that defined religious discrimination only as Christians oppressing non-Christians.
The definition is listed in a document called, “The Principles of Community.” It defines “Religious/Spiritual Discrimination” as “The loss of power and privilege to those who do not practice the dominant culture’s religion. In the United States, this is institutionalized oppressions toward those who are not Christian.”
After having received complaints from the Alliance Defense Fund, the university has removed the definition.

But the amazing thing is that someone at UC Davis wrote that and it went through whatever approval process the university had and no one seemed to have realized how offensive that was. And they didn't seem to be alert to the irony of inserting such bias in a non-discrimination policy.

That is the scary part of this whole kerfuffle. That is the state of thinking in academia. It's the same sort of thinking in the Holder Justice Department that regards voting rights violations as only something that whites can do against blacks. So this sort of bias is not limited to just some bureaucrat at UC Davis. It's an entire mindset. They only back down when light is shone on their inherent bigotry.