Black Harvard alumnae demand DEI pledge for hiring and admissions

A group of black Harvard alumnae is demanding the school commit itself to diversity, equity, and inclusion ideology in its admissions and hiring practices, according to a petition obtained by Contra.

The Black Alumnae of Harvard Equity Initiative, a group that formed in the “wake of the attacks on Dr. Claudine Gay and diversity and equity more broadly,” is circulating a petition directed at the Harvard Corporation, the school’s president, and its Board of Overseers demanding they incorporate DEI into nearly every aspect of university operations.

The group expects a response from Harvard by March 14.

The petition lays out details of a “racist and misogynist” conspiracy to remove Gay from her position as president, claiming “attacks on Dr. Gay’s citation errors were tailored to undermine confidence in Dr. Gay’s academic qualifications, given she is
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