Abolish DEI Bureaucracies and Restore Colorblind Equality in Public Universities

Christopher F. Rufo Ilya Shapiro Matt Beienburg:

There is a lot that state legislatures can do to reverse the illiberal takeover of higher education through Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) offices that, ironically, stifle intellectual diversity, prevent equal opportunity, and exclude anyone who dissents from a rigid orthodoxy. Here are four proposals for reforming public universities:

  1. 1. Abolish DEI bureaucracies.
  2. 2. End mandatory diversity training.
  3. 3. Curtail political coercion.
  4. 4. End identity-based preferences.

These rather straightforward reforms would go far in pushing back on some of the negative trends that have afflicted higher education.[1]