A professor wants universities to “stop hiring white cis men,” according to her May blog post uncovered by Campus Reform Wednesday.
“If you are a cis white man (meaning you identify as male and you were assigned male at birth) you almost certainly should resign from your position of power,” wrote Piper Harron, a temporary assistant professor at University of Hawaii at Manoa.
“That’s right, please quit. Too difficult? Well, as a first step, at least get off your hiring committee, your curriculum committee, and make sure you’re replaced by a woman of color or trans person. Don’t have any in your department? HOW SHOCKING.”
Harron, who is black and teaches math at Manoa, informed readers that “actual solutions require women of color and transgender individuals,” noting that “having white cis women run the world is no kind of solution,” referencing the 53 percent of white women who voted to elect President Donald Trump.
The professor said universities should “stop hiring white cis men (except as needed to get/retain people who are not white cis men) until the problem goes away,” telling readers that if they “think this is a bad or un-serious idea, their sexism/racism/transphobia is showing.”
Harron addressed education recruiters in the blog post, saying they should “think long and hard” before hiring white men, asserting recruiters who do hire white men are “not innocent” and that female students of color cannot emulate white men.
“Recognize that letting your department overflow with women would not be to your detriment,” the professor wrote. “Remember that without sexism, you would expect women to sometimes be over-represented. It is exactly sexism that makes sure that that has never happened.”
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Harron and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, but received no comment in time for publication.
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