‘Temporary assistant professor‘ demands that colleges ‘stop hiring white cis men’

A University of Hawaii professor recently claimed that universities should “stop hiring white cis men” until “the problem goes away.”

In a recent American Mathematical Society blog post—unsubtly titled “Get Out The Way”—University of Hawaii at Manoa “temporary assistant professor” of mathematics Piper Harron argues that white, cisgender males should immediately resign from their positions because “actual solutions require women of color and trans people.”

“Not to alarm you, but I probably want you to quit your job, or at least take a demotion,” Harron begins her manifesto. “If you are a white cis man you almost certainly should resign from your position of power. That’s right, please quit.”

At the very least, Harron suggests, members of the “white cis” demographic should, “as a first step,” resign from their “hiring committee, [their] curriculum committee, and make sure [they’re] replaced by a woman of color or trans person.”

She then goes on to assert that the only real solutions (to which problems, she does not specify) “require women of color and trans people,” clarifying that she means to exclude “white cis women” from that category.

“Having white cis women run the world is no kind of solution,” she declares, providing an unattributed graph purporting to show that 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election.

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