Virtue signaling in the time of corona

Last week, the Missouri University (MU) Faculty Council met -- one presumes via Internet -- and showed how little its race-obsessed members had learned in the five years since the campus’s 2015 multicultural meltdown.

“MU Faculty Council puts out letter about COVID-19 and racism,” reads the headline in the Missourian, a daily put out by MU’s hugely overrated J-School.

According to the Missourian, some members of the Chinese, Korean, and other Asian communities at MU have “experienced racial discrimination tied to the pandemic.” This discrimination inspired the Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Committee of the

Faculty Council to send an open letter asking “the MU community” to do the following:

  • Refer to the virus as COVID-19 rather than by a name stigmatizing Asian people.
  • Reject xenophobia related to the virus.

In that no one has been on campus in the last month, and that the Asian faculty members have been housebound, it is hard to divine exactly which members of the MU community did the discriminating and how they managed to pull it off.  One suspects that these discriminatory acts are as apocryphal as those that famously agitated the MU snow globe in 2015

The letter goes on to say, “Any individuals who have experienced discrimination or bias are strongly urged to consider submitting a report to the MU Office for Civil Rights and Title IX.”

Do these clowns have no idea what awaits them in the fall? Do they have no sense of how hard budget shortfalls will hit their campus? Do they not know how little patience Missouri’s Republican-dominated legislature has for “Inclusion, Diversity & Equity” administrators making north of $200,000 a year?

Here’s hoping they find out.

Last week, the Missouri University (MU) Faculty Council met -- one presumes via Internet -- and showed how little its race-obsessed members had learned in the five years since the campus’s 2015 multicultural meltdown.

“MU Faculty Council puts out letter about COVID-19 and racism,” reads the headline in the Missourian, a daily put out by MU’s hugely overrated J-School.

According to the Missourian, some members of the Chinese, Korean, and other Asian communities at MU have “experienced racial discrimination tied to the pandemic.” This discrimination inspired the Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Committee of the

Faculty Council to send an open letter asking “the MU community” to do the following:

  • Refer to the virus as COVID-19 rather than by a name stigmatizing Asian people.
  • Reject xenophobia related to the virus.

In that no one has been on campus in the last month, and that the Asian faculty members have been housebound, it is hard to divine exactly which members of the MU community did the discriminating and how they managed to pull it off.  One suspects that these discriminatory acts are as apocryphal as those that famously agitated the MU snow globe in 2015

The letter goes on to say, “Any individuals who have experienced discrimination or bias are strongly urged to consider submitting a report to the MU Office for Civil Rights and Title IX.”

Do these clowns have no idea what awaits them in the fall? Do they have no sense of how hard budget shortfalls will hit their campus? Do they not know how little patience Missouri’s Republican-dominated legislature has for “Inclusion, Diversity & Equity” administrators making north of $200,000 a year?

Here’s hoping they find out.