Diversity! Mandating Adherence to a Secular Creed

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A number of universities have required candidates to manifest support for “diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI) in research, teaching, or service as a condition for tenure or promotion. These have triggered an intense debate over the compatibility of that mandate with academic freedom and the first amendment. This piece considers the DEI policy adopted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a prime example and concludes that the mandate violates both.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages32
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NameJournal of Free Speech Law, Volume 2, Issue 2 (2023)


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