The decision by the University of Iowa to suspend diversity, equity, and inclusion training temporarily after the latest White House executive order is a slap in the face to every minority student and faculty member.
Diversity training doesn’t promote the so-called concept of anti-American race and scapegoating.
The Trump administration has stuck our higher education institutions between keeping hundreds of thousands of federal dollars for research grants and essential diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings.
I don’t think you will be able to claim that you value diversity and equity while providing an inclusive education environment and community ever again.
If you want to be able to hold these values, you need to stand up to this order and continue these crucial trainings that ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion for all.