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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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”

Meet: Lee Jussim, Social Psychologist and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University

Lee Jussim is a social psychologist and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. Here's a general overview of Jussim and his research[1] (footnotes mine): General I am a social psychologist and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers New Brunswick’s Psychology Department.  I have served as Department Chair twice (2010-2013; 2018-2022).  I am a founding member … Continue reading Meet: Lee Jussim, Social Psychologist and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University

“Critical Race Network @UW Statement Against White Supremacy, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and Anti-Semitism”

"Critical Race Network @ UW Statement Against White Supremacy, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and Anti-Semitism," Critical Race Network, The University of Manitoba, https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/critical-race-network/statement-against-white-supremacy-xenophobia-islamophobia-and-anti-semitism.html, accessed September 28, 2022. Critical Race Network @ UW Statement Against White Supremacy, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and Anti-SemDownload

Infantilizing a Workforce with ‘Civility and Respect’.

At the end of this post, please find the PDF of a webpage devoted to Civility and Respect from the University of Alberta (U of A), Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment. Most of the comments I make in the post pertain to this webpage. In their 2021 Letters on the Implementation of the Call … Continue reading Infantilizing a Workforce with ‘Civility and Respect’.

“‘Much more needed’ to combat racism and improve diversity in Canadian public service, says chief [Janice Charette]” – Global Government Forum

On January 22, 2021, then- Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Ian Shugart, issued a Call to Action to all public service leaders. This Call to Action concerned Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion in the Federal Public Service. On March 9, 2021, Shuggart stepped down from his position in order to take … Continue reading “‘Much more needed’ to combat racism and improve diversity in Canadian public service, says chief [Janice Charette]” – Global Government Forum

“Universities are ramping up targeted hiring to meet CRC equity goals” – University Affairs article, May 26, 2022

Don't forget to read the comments following this article. "As the number of job ads aimed at under-represented groups grows, it’s garnering attention and generating controversy both in Canada and south of the border." Diane Peters, "Universities are ramping up targeted hiring to meet CRC equity goals," News, University Affairs, May 26, 2022, https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/universities-are-ramping-up-targeted-hiring-to-meet-crc-equity-goals/?replytocom=651146#respond, accessed … Continue reading “Universities are ramping up targeted hiring to meet CRC equity goals” – University Affairs article, May 26, 2022