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Breitbart by Spencer Lindquist 24 Jan 2023

The University of Texas (UT) Austin has created an “entrenched bureaucracy” that exists to further the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) agenda, a recent report from the National Association of Scholars (NAS) found.

Titled “Comprehensive Restructuring – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of Texas Austin,” the report found that the institution has created “an entrenched bureaucracy with an ever expanding ideological agenda.”

The NAS states that “UT Austin has created and implemented a long series of institutional policies in pursuit of the often-vague, often-politicized goals of DEI” and that the policies “influence vast areas of university life.”

Notably, the report found that UT Austin’s DEI agenda was mired in Critical Race Theory, a leftist academic framework that applies Marxist theories of oppression to issues of race and identity. Critical Race Theory has been implemented in the medical school under the guise of “health equity.”

The associate dean for health equity at the Dell Medical School promoted the writings of Critical Race theorists Robin DiAngelo and Ibram X. Kendi, who wrote White Fragility and How to Be an Antiracist respectively.

The associate dean also promoted White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, by Critical Race theorist Peggy McIntosh.

There is also a list of “health equity competencies” for the medical school, which tell students to “gain awareness of personal conscious and unconscious bias and recognize how interpersonal power differentials manifest in actions that perpetuate health inequities” and “examine how the intersectionality of one’s own multiple identities such as race, ethnicity, language, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, ability, culture, socioeconomic status, geographic location and immigration status influence one’s thoughts and actions.”