UNC staff memo: ‘Viewpoint diversity’ conflicts with pursuing social justice

UNC staff memo: ‘Viewpoint diversity’ conflicts with pursuing social justice
Nikole Hannah-Jones, 1619 author. (Image: Wikipedia)

[Ed. – Strictly speaking, the memo is correct.  Letting people think and speak for themselves prevents “social justice” dogma from establishing unchallenged rule of an entire infospace – which is what the actual concept of “social justice” needs to prevail.]

A memo obtained by Campus Reform reveals that the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media considered “diversity of thought” to be in conflict with its efforts to achieve social justice objectives.

Hussman Dean Susan King wrote the August 1, 2020 memo to university Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz. She stated, “There is a fundamental conflict between efforts to promote racial equity and understandings of structural racism, and efforts to promote diversity of thought. These two things cannot sit side by side without coming into conflict.”

King wrote the memo in anticipation of Nikole Hannah-Jones joining the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty and teaching a class based on the “1619 Project.”

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