Sunday, May 21, 2017

Duke North Carolina: This Professor Resigned Rather Than Go to Diversity Training

Via Billy
Paul Griffiths was an esteemed professor at Duke before facing disciplinary action
You're in your early 60s, and you hold an endowed-chair professorship at Duke University's prestigious divinity school, where your specialty is Catholic theology, and where the subjects of the courses you teach include a range of religious and secular philosophers from Augustine of Hippo to Wittgenstein. You've also written 10 scholarly books as sole author and seven more as co-author or editor. Your endowed chair is the capstone of a distinguished academic career that includes teaching stints at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

And then you get a mass email—in early February of this year—from one of your younger professor-colleagues. It says:


  1. My brother works for the North Carolina university system
    and he says they have these diversity training classes too.
    He does not attend, bowing out as being too busy. The
    classes are not required but highly recommended, hint,hint
    ( blackmail ).
    I will have to say that Paul was fearless and not to be
    cowed though he was kind of forced into a not-working camp.
    He said that folks who are insulted by the presentation
    sometimes will get up and walk out. Your name is on file.

    1. Your name is on file.

      OK, if they are tenured.