I wonder whether UR should have admitted Giaquinto in the first place. Had he convincingly indicated that he already shared or would learn to share our collectively held values of inclusivity, equity, diversity and ethical engagement?
Championing “viewpoint diversity,” which really means including more conservatives (who are overwhelmingly white, heterosexual, cisgender and wealthy), actually works against UR’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
This month, I am especially committed to honoring womxn of color.
UR – at its foundation and in its everyday practices – elevates the status of white heterosexual cisgender men at the expense of everyone else.
The ranking was excluded from UR’s prideful celebration of Princeton Review rankings.
Unfortunately, I cannot bring myself to write a love letter to transgender and non-binary identified students at UR, as I recently did for students of color. Don’t get me wrong – I would much rather write that op-ed than this one.