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September 9, 2011

The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a position as an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in any of the following three areas: (1) Diversity and Identity;

The time is fast approaching (if it is not already here)
when a student can be admitted to a selective university largely on the basis of his or her racial or ethnic identity; major in his or her identity; go to graduate school (also aided by preferential admissions) and get a PhD in his or her identity; and have an entire academic career based on professing his or her identity, perhaps rewarded at some point with elevation to a vice presidency in charge of “diversity and inclusion” to oversee the management and expansion of university-wide programs based on racial and ethnic identity. -- A Department Of Diversity at Berkeley

Posted by Vanderleun at September 9, 2011 10:29 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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A student majoring in diversity is saying, "I am a stereotype, wanting to study stereotypes." After getting a Ph.D and becoming a professor, that same person is saying, "I have revelled in remaining a stereotype, written about myself and others as stereotypes, and wish to perpetuate the study of stereotypes like myself."

When a mind takes on colour and ethnicity, it is no longer a mind, but a simulacrum of a mind.

Posted by: Gloria at September 9, 2011 2:42 PM

Welcome to the Ivory Tower. Also known as the land of make-believe. Stop by for a free course, if you like.

Posted by: Professor at September 9, 2011 10:42 PM

Oh well, what the hell. It worked for Ward Churchill.... for a while anyway.

Posted by: stuart at September 10, 2011 10:23 AM

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