Prove you are not a racist, job applicant

Diversity on campus? How about some intellectual diversity?!

Hasn’t made the national news wire yet but should. The president of the University of Wisconsin system — that sprawling tentacle of 13 four-year and 13 more two-year campuses and outreach through University Extension — drove a fat wooden stake through the heart of Wokedom

Jay Rothman
UW system president since June 2022

Jay Rothman, the heretofore anonymous successor to Tommy Thompson at the helm of taxpayer-supported higher education in politically purple Wisconsin, just made a name for himself. The president of a university system that employs 35,000 professors, support and maintenance staff, is banning all tests of diversity, equity and inclusion — the holy trinity of the progressive religion.

President Rothman delivered his thunderclap this week before the WI Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities. Republicans — much against the will of minority Democrats — are investigating the suppression of conservative speech on UW campuses. That suppression was borne out by a survey of over 10,000 students completed earlier this year. (“Fear and loathing on the university campus.”)

Do you denounce your white privilege and promise to make reparations?

Requiring prospective employees to attest to their DEI faith is a prohibited political test, President Rothman told legislators. “If people think we are imposing litmus tests on them at that stage in the employment process, we are not being inclusive,” he said. “We need to be inclusive.”

Doubtless, the UW system boss was responding to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who threatens to reduce system funding by the $16 million spent annually on DEI enforcement.

“I have heard from people who have had to fill out DEI statements to apply for a UW job and graduate students who have had to admit to their white privilege. This is preposterous!”

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos

DEI is a big (but not white) LIE

The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is encouraging its private sector employers to report out employee headcount by race, ethnicity, and gender.  They call it DIJE, “the Chamber’s localized, private-sector platform designed to accelerate inclusive economic growth.”

→ “What if diversity training is doing more harm than good?” — New York Times.

→ “One type of diversity never seems to matter,” Carrie Lukas declared in Forbes, pointing out that DEI doesn’t give a fig for “political or ideological diversity.” Cited by “The Left already knows DEI is a lie” in National Review (as is the next example).

→ “‘Equity’ doesn’t mean what the left says it means,” a headline from Matt Clark, the president of the Alabama Center for Law and Liberty.

→ Robin DiAngelo, author of White Privilege advises people of color to “get away from white people.”‘

Republican legislators also struck from Tony Evers’ budget $3 million the Democrat(ic) governor intended for a new, cabinet-level chief equity officer AND 18 more equity officers scattered throughout state government. (More here.)

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Good start, President Rothman. Now finish the job.

When will the sputtering from the Left begin?


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Madison WI
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17 Responses to Prove you are not a racist, job applicant

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  2. pANTIFArts says:

    This was perhaps the first step towards clearing a path through the Woke-produced minefield that is our world.

    Two days ago (5/11/23), on Mayor Dave’s YSDA blog, I wrote a lengthy comment on the DEI charade. —(excerpt)

    ” Invariably some individuals will step forward, claiming the ability to commune with the god, and discern its will. All requests for divine favor must flow through them. These people become the witch doctors, shamans, priests, etc., for all of the believers. Wielding the authority of the god, their power is absolute, even over kings. If you need to know how many virgins to sacrifice, how much wealth to tithe to the “temple”, the changes to your lifestyle that you must endure, they have the answers.”

    That is all DEI is, a 3.4 billion dollar ruse of professional witch doctors, with parallels in “Climate Change”, “Covid”, and “Gender Theories”.

    We ALL just need to say “#Enough already” .

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    • Michael Leger says:

      DEI – Diversion, Exclusion, Interruption.
      Diversion from far more important issues
      Exclusion of any non-sanctioned party
      Interrupt anyone not sanctioned at will.


  3. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    “When will the sputtering from the Left begin?”

    Begin? When will it END!

    The Gotch


  4. A Voice in the Wilderness says:

    When I read yesterday that UW System President Jay Rothman was banning the signing of a DEI statement on UW job applications as a condition of employment, I was thrilled. Said he, “It is time to expand what we think of as inclusion to include issues around veterans, disability status, socioeconomic status, and viewpoint diversity.”

    Here’s hoping that the phrase “viewpoint diversity” will make wokesters nervous and cause them to think rationally.

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    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      Here’s hoping that the phrase ‘viewpoint diversity’ will make wokesters nervous and cause them to think rationally.

      Leaving an (IMO) unattainable standard of rationally out of it completely, you make a bold assumption that the Wokerati are actually capable of thinking; decades of observation suggests otherwise…

      The Gotch


  5. Mordecai The Red says:

    If this is true, someone pin a medal on Rothman. Yes, the woke will wail and grind their teeth. Bit if this is what it takes to get UWs woke academia to take their “talents” elsewhere, so much the better.


  6. One Eye says:

    Drop in the bucket. Can anyone read the following page without feeling sick?

    Pure pandering. Amazing that white male Bob Trunzo is still in charge over there, especially now as he is OPPRESSING the IT union.

    This bullshit won’t change until the discrimination lawsuits roll in.


    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      “We believe that systemic oppression has kept women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and disabled individuals from the ability to make financial decisions that work for them.”

      Gosh, that surely wouldn’t be the result of White Guilt inspired coddling, White Savior/Messiah Complex inspired protected group/privileged status infantilizing/fetishizing treatment, or the soft bigotry of low expectations, would it?

      Because if so, despicable Lefty’s ruinously filthy paw-prints are all over it.

      The Gotch


      • One Eye says:

        I have to believe this started small. Trunzo agreed to something reasonable, the SJWs saw the hook was set and now he’s stuck with this putrid manifesto. It’s textbook POW brainwashing.

        There is a way out. Coinbase, Basecamp and Netflix are a few of the companies that have done it. The trick is it takes BALLS.

        No sign of those on Trunzo.


    • Mordecai The Red says:

      Unbelievable. CUNA used to be one of the most highly regarded employers in southern Wisconsin. In the past three decades, they began digging their own grave with a series of bad leadership and management decisions. Guess they saw a need to add another shovel to appease the woke. I have friends who used to work there and I’m glad they retired before this disease set in.


      • Bob says:

        Many places have turned into bad places to work. With bad management and politics they wonder why they can’t get or keep help. Not to let the help off the hook. Some employees think that showing up is all they need to do for a pay check.


        • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

          Some employees think that showing up is all they need to do for a pay check.”

          Hmmm; wonder where they got that idea…?

          The Gotch


        • richard lesiak says:

          they got that “idea” from George Santos.”


  7. Normwegian says:

    When will the “peaceful protests” begin?


  8. Landon says:

    Sexual racism will never end until the Trans have babies! Take that to the baby bank.


  9. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    “Finish the job” indeed. Rothman’s next step should be to abolish tenure in all non-STEM departments, especially the social “sciences” and humanities, who now see their goal as indoctrinating students in every brand of leftist lunacy.


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