I have been on a journey for over four years to explore what I call the equity agenda. Along the way I have found that the advocates of diversity, equity, and inclusion are highly prone to censorship. It's hard to know how to respond to censorship because it's not obvious who you can file a complaint with. But it has been happening enough that I have decided to start documenting acts of censorship against me.
Below are links to email messages of mine that have been censored recently.
Let me provide a little background for those who might be interested. I first got involved in exploring how diversity issues were being handled at the Allen School in August of 2017. I had read about how James Damore was fired from Google for writing a memo about the scientific evidence for differences between men and women. He was responding to several diversity workshops developed at Google. I found that we were about to start offering a workshop based on the very same Google "bias busting" workshop. Two of our advisors had been sent to CMU to attend a workshop on their bias busters workshop.
The CMU workshop sounded good at first glance. They say that, "the program has an academic tone, focusing on summaries of research evidence into which discussions of experience are woven." But as I explored the research they cite, I was appalled to find that they included only research that fit their narrative and they never criticized the research, even when it is of highly questionable value. I was unable to convince our advisors to abandon this workshop, so I wrote up my objections in a web page that I never ended up advertising publicly. For those who are interested, you can find it here.
I have done a lot of work in this area since then and I have observed two consistent forms of censorship coming from the advocates for the equity agenda:
When challenged about censorship, the moderators of the UW AAUP mailing list mentioned that, "We ask people who post repeatedly to consider taking a breather to allow for others to contribute to the discussion." I submitted five messages in the six months from September 2021 through February 2022 and three of them were rejected. In the same time frame, Professor Amy Hagopian who is a moderator posted 29 times. She might want to consider her own advice about taking a breather or at least allow occassional contributors like myself to post at least once a month.