I sent the following email to the diversity-allies mailing list in CSE:
From firstname.lastname@example.org Sun Sep 6 13:36:29 2020 Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2020 13:36:29 -0700 (PDT) From: Stuart Reges <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: president bans critical race theory training President Trump is taking steps to eliminate any training for federal employees that involves Critical Race Theory and the concept of white privilege: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/09/04/white-house-racial-sensitivity-training/ They say that more detailed guidance will be issued shortly. It seems likely that this move is in response to a campaign being waged by Casey Peterson, a Sandia Labs employee who has been railing against the diversity training he was required to participate in. He describes it in great detail in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyNW9nlFDBk --Stuart
The rejection note indicated that, "Your message was deemed inappropriate by the moderator." It seems odd that they would censor a major article from The Washington Post about a significant development related to diversity training. It wasn't entirely clear whether this applied to the University of Washington but many people felt it likely did because UW is a federal contractor.