I had to spend a few minutes hunting down your comment because it immediately sprung to mind as I was reading this report from the New York Times:
Originally Posted by ric27
Several Columbia University professors said this week that the recent resignations of two high-ranking black administrators have shaken their confidence in the institution’s president, Lee C. Bollinger, and reignited concerns among their colleagues about other aspects of his leadership
This is the kind of crap that happens when liberals create a hyper-racialized environment, and Bollinger is a crapsack who deserves all that is being dumped on him because he's been so very instrumental in creating the damaged environment.
Dr. Harris said that he wrote to Mr. Bollinger this week to explain how the departures “have shaken my confidence — as well as the confidence of many others at Columbia — in the ability of Columbia to maintain diverse leadership at the top.”
When token blacks leave a job then that implies that the leadership of an institution can't maintain its commitment to diversity. First off, diversity is not a virtue, and secondly, when you treat individuals as token representatives for their racial group, then you completely devalue their individuality. People leave jobs all the time, but when two blacks leave their jobs then all hell breaks loose.
June Cross, an associate professor at the university’s Graduate School of Journalism, said in an interview on Wednesday, “I’m not saying race is the issue, but it is the subtext.” She added, “Michele Moody-Adams was advertised as, ‘Here’s our commitment to diversity.’ If you’re not going to stand behind what you say you hired her to do, what does that say about your commitment?”
What the hell does race being a subtext even mean? That's innuendo for racism but the professor doesn't have the balls to flat-out make the accusation so she tries to put lipstick on the pig and muddy up her statement.
Now look at the second part of her declaration. A black person was put into a job as a show of the institution's commitment to diversity. Clearly the individual wasn't working out but this professor would have the institution keep an ineffective black person on the job because to fire them would signal that the institution doesn't value diversity.
Such criticisms are unusual for Mr. Bollinger, who built a national reputation defending affirmative action cases at the University of Michigan, and who has brought more minority students and faculty members to Columbia’s campus in Morningside Heights. In an interview Thursday, he acknowledged the criticism but said it was off base.
“While some may perceive an issue of diversity involved here in both resignations, I’m confident that that’s not either the explanation, nor is it in any way a reflection of the institution’s commitment to diversity,” Mr. Bollinger said. “It’s certainly not mine, in any event.”
This nicely shows why Bollinger is so deserving of this criticism. He earned his reputation as a crapweasel for accusing other institutions of being racist and now that the accusations are leveled at him he claims that the criticisms were off-base. Well you know, his holier-than-thou criticisms of other people and institutions were similarly off-base.
“If I were in the shoes of the faculty member I would have the same concern,” Dr. Steele said. “You have to take events like this seriously. But this had nothing to do with my identity or the provost’s office; it had to do with this opportunity at Stanford at this time of my life. I have the strongest feelings for Columbia.”
Even the professor who left Columbia to accept an administrative position at Stanford is mired in the perverted group-think of liberals. Why does anyone have to take these events seriously? Blacks administrators leaving to accept another position are no different than white administrators or Asian administrators doing the same.
When ric27 writes of corporate management being hypersensitive about their "workforce diversity" numbers it is this type of atmosphere that I think he is writing about. It's just sickening to behold.