By Justin Wayward
Last month, University of Minnesota Regent Steven A. Sviggum asked a question regarding the diversity of the student body. As a white man, Sviggum did not realize that questioning at all colleges and universities is now verboten. This is especially true when it comes to questioning the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion orthodoxy. Sviggum immediately came to terms with his white fragility and issued an apology for questioning:
Let me unequivocally apologize for my questions, and especially for the unintended hurt my questions may have caused. They were not intended to cause harm, but my intent does not matter. For those whom I have harmed or offended, and for all of those associated with our great university, I am truly sorry.
We are happy to report that at Cornell University, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion orthodoxy is coming close to eradicating the unapologetic grace and courage than men such as Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley demonstrated when they were burned at the stake for questioning the orthodoxy.
It was reported that when tied to the stake, Latimer said to Ridley:
Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
We salute the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion orthodoxy at all colleges and universities, including Cornell University, for leading the fight against questioning.