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Texas Universities Scrap Woke DEI Statements Following Order from Governor Abbott

Ashley Sadler : Mar 16, 2023  LifeSiteNews.com

The move comes as Republican-led states crack down on woke ideology and as the US Supreme Court appears poised to put an end to affirmative action for higher education admissions.

(Austin, TX) — [LifeSiteNews.com] The Texas State University system this month ordered the withdrawal of its mandatory Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) statements for hiring in compliance with recent orders handed down by Texas' Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. (Image: Pixabay)

The move comes as Republican-led states crack down on woke ideology and as the US Supreme Court appears poised to put an end to affirmative action for higher education admissions.

Austin-based NBC affiliate KXAN reported earlier this month that Texas State University system chancellor Brian McCall said in a letter to university leadership that the DEI statements must be removed from the hiring requirements of the system's seven institutions.

McCall's directive followed a letter from Gov. Abbott's office ordering Texas colleges to comply "with applicable federal and state anti-discrimination laws" in their hiring practices, which includes refraining from any hiring practices that involve discrimination against disfavored races or sexes.

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According to KXAN, McCall ordered the removal of "[a]ll language in violation" of "anti-discrimination statutes" from job postings as well as internal and public-facing webpages related to job openings.

McCall also told the university leadership to scrap "the requirement for a diversity statement regarding DEI."

"Such a statement should no longer be required as part of the campus' hiring practice," he said. "To the extent diversity statements have been submitted for current job postings, the statements should not be considered by the hiring committee or administrator"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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