Washington Examiner: University of Virginia DEI staff privately downplayed professor’s pro-Hamas rally extra credit offer 41_Examiner_UVA_DEI

March 14, 2024 01:58 PM


By Gabe Kaminsky | Full article published at Washington Examiner

EXCLUSIVE  Top diversity, equity, and inclusion staffers at the University of Virginia appeared to immediately downplay outside concerns over a professor offering students extra credit to attend a rally about “how we can stand in solidarity with Palestinians resisting occupation,” emails show.

“Internal emails show DEI staffers were apparently unperturbed by this professor’s promotion of a Students for Justice in Palestine event despite the group’s radical rhetoric,” said Adam Andrzejewski, CEO of Open the Books, a federal spending watchdog. The organization found through an analysis that UVA spent an estimated $20 million in 2023 paying the salaries of 235 staffers working in DEI-related roles. 

“They appeared surprised the outside world found their divisive identity politics objectionable,” Andrzejewski said.

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