"DEI is an effort within the administrative authority of the college to shape the whole institution and all its activities consistent with its ideology.
When coming from the college’s administration, DEI practices essentially gatekeep entry to college faculty, staff and students. Requiring DEI statements as part of the faculty employment process dissuades those who think otherwise from even applying. It stifles discourse by keeping dissenting viewpoints from campus in the first place.:
- Wall Street Journal, 2/12/23 - "DEI Spells Death for the Idea of a University"
Such as - "We don't want speakers like you on our campus."
* A memory hole is any mechanism for the deliberate alteration or disappearance of inconvenient or embarrassing documents, photographs, transcripts or other records, such as from a website or other archive, particularly as part of an attempt to give the impression that something never happened. The concept was first popularized by George Orwell's 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, where the Party's Ministry of Truth systematically re-created all potentially embarrassing historical documents, in effect, re-writing all of history to match the often-changing state propaganda. These changes were complete and undetectable. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_hole )