Friday Reading List. 27/01/23

Miscellaneous Social Phenomena and The Possible Relations-to or Implications-for EDI (Today: The Beauty Premium) Modes of questioning EDI-related policy, programmes, initiatives, and discourse. (Today: Stylistic Diversity) Mandatory EDI-Related Training (Today: Diversity and Implicit Bias) Academic Mobbing 1.MISCELLANEOUS SOCIAL PHENOMENA AND THEIR POSSIBLE RELATIONS-TO OR IMPLICATIONS-FOR EDI A Challenge for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: The "Beauty … Continue reading Friday Reading List. 27/01/23

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Friday Reading List. 20/01/2022.

Two categories this entry: Modes of questioning EDI-related policy, programmes, initiatives, and discourse. (Today: Diplomacy and Satire) EDI in Science. (Today: A spotlight on one cluster of EDI activity) MODES OF QUESTIONING EDI-RELATED POLICY, PROGRAMMES, INITIATIVES, AND DISCOURSE. In my About post at the outset of this blog, I said, "I worry about the possible … Continue reading Friday Reading List. 20/01/2022.

Friday Reading List. 13/01/2023.

Two categories this entry: Miscellaneous Social Phenomena and The Possible Relations-to or Implications-for EDI (Today: Apocalypse and Anti-Oppression) Anti-Oppression: A few examples of anti-oppression commitments and activities in Canadian Universities MISCELLANEOUS SOCIAL PHENOMENA AND THEIR POSSIBLE RELATIONS-TO OR IMPLICATIONS-FOR EDI Apocalypse and Anti-Oppression I'm curious about the social phenomena that has contributed to Woke-ism, SJW-ism, … Continue reading Friday Reading List. 13/01/2023.

Friday Reading List. 06/01/2023. (Theme: Implicit Bias)

Six subheadings in this entry: 1) About the overarching EDI initiative in Canadian universities 2) Canadian Universities, Implicit Bias & EDI, examples 3) Why are some reluctant to criticise EDI programmes? 4) Hunting Implicit Biases (e.g anonymous reporting and bias incident response teams) 5) Questions and Controversy Around the Accuracy of Tests, the Efficacy of … Continue reading Friday Reading List. 06/01/2023. (Theme: Implicit Bias)

Friday Reading List. 30/12/22

Four subtitles this entry: 1)Miscellaneous Social Phenomena and The Possible Relations-to or Implications-for EDI (Today: Psychopathy and it's Implications for Empathy-Building Diversity Training and 'Belonging'.) 2) Diversity 3) Diversity Statements 4) Diversity Training. MISCELLANEOUS SOCIAL PHENOMENA AND THEIR POSSIBLE RELATIONS-TO OR IMPLICATIONS-FOR EDI Psychopathy Psychopathy is one of numerous interesting things that have crossed my … Continue reading Friday Reading List. 30/12/22

Guest Post by Dr Paul Viminitz: Reduction.

Dr Paul Viminitz is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Lethbridge. No one can accuse me of being fair. But were I to be, then yes, every discipline has its own vocabulary, its own syntax, its own rules of inference … Words, phrases, sentences, they all take their meaning from the discourse in … Continue reading Guest Post by Dr Paul Viminitz: Reduction.

Book. In Praise of Dangerous Universities And Other Essays (2022)— Mark Mercer

What is a Dangerous University? In a 2010 University Affairs/Affairs universitaires opinion article, Mark Mercer explains "By [dangerous university] I mean a place where you'll encounter disturbing ideas."[1] In this article, Mercer contrasts a safe university with a dangerous university as follows: A safe university isn’t a university free of theft, vandalism and violence. It’s … Continue reading Book. In Praise of Dangerous Universities And Other Essays (2022)— Mark Mercer

Friday Reading List. 23/12/2022

Every Friday I will post EDI and related articles that I've read through the week or have been sitting in my stash of articles. Tonight's entry is short, with just two articles. Subsequent entries will be substantially longer. Aryan Karimi, "How equity, diversity and inclusion are becoming a tool for capitalism," The Conversation, December 22, … Continue reading Friday Reading List. 23/12/2022

A Speakeasy in the Age of (Speech) Prohibition

In addition to my research, I draw satirical and social & political cartoons I call Saturday Morning Pam-toons (the idea being that I'd publish a new one every Saturday - which hasn't been the case most of this year). The following Pam-toon appeared in the September 2021 edition of the SAFS (Society for Academic Freedom … Continue reading A Speakeasy in the Age of (Speech) Prohibition

A special report by Nathan Honeycutt and Lee Jussim: “The Implementation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Academia”

You can read Honeycutt and Jussim's report, here. 1 This report, "The Implementation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion," is published on Jussim's Substack, Unsafe Science. If you wish, you can subscribe to Unsafe Science for free, or access more content and support research for a very modest fee. (I've introduced Lee Jussim in an earlier … Continue reading A special report by Nathan Honeycutt and Lee Jussim: “The Implementation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Academia”