Experts Testify on Dangers of DEI at House Education Hearing

Expert witnesses on Thursday condemned Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs on college campuses during a hearing held by the Republican-led House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development. 

The hearing, titled “Divisive, Excessive, Ineffective: The Real Impact of DEI on College Campuses,” was led by Rep. Burgess Owens (R., Utah), who in his opening statement said the DEI agenda has been “a long-growing cancer that resides at the heart of American academic institutions.”

“DEI bureaucracies are hired not only to control conversations but to also stifle free speech and open discourse while asserting leverage on every aspect of university management—personnel, curriculum, policy, and college admissions,” Owens said. 

One of the experts who testified against DEI was Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, former University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine associate dean and father of Washington Free Beacon chairman Michael Goldfarb. “I’ve had a front-row seat to the corruption of medical education,” Dr. Goldfarb said. “Precious classroom and clinical time is now devoted to issues such as climate change, homelessness, policing, and other social issues that doctors cannot change.” 

Read more in the Washington Free Beacon.