Two schools halted “diversity” efforts after President Trump signed an executive order last month expanding a ban on critical race theory in federally funded programs after warning about teaching “divisive” “race-based ideologies,” according to a report on Wednesday.
Liz Tovar, the University of Iowa’s interim associate vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, said the school halted the training for two weeks, Inside Higher Ed reported.
“Let us state unequivocally that diversity, equity and inclusion remain as core values within our institution,” she wrote in a campus memo. But “after consulting with multiple entities, and given the seriousness of the penalties for non-compliance with the order, which include the loss of federal funding, we are recommending that all units temporarily pause for a two-week period,” she said.
John A. Logan College in Illinois also suspended similar events, the report said. Trump’s executive order released on Sept. 22 said “many people are pushing a different vision of America that is grounded in hierarchies based on collective social and political identities rather than in the inherent and equal dignity of every person as an individual.”
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