To get hired as a professor at the University of California you now have to submit a statement explaining how you will advance the worship of the university’s (and perhaps universe’s) supreme good: Diversity Equity Inclusion To You.
The UC system released the rubric for scoring an applicants’ DEITY statement (a.k.a., the Diversity Inclusion Equity, You Trolls statement or DIE, YT). Please note that only after candidates are winnowed based on their DEITY scores (a.k.a., Inclusion Equity Diversity or IED scores) will their professional qualifications to teach physical chemistry or ancient Greek or whatever be evaluated.
Economist John Cochrane explains the DEITY scoring system and what NOT to do: i.e., do NOT attempt to maintain a shred of self-respect. Your racial self-abasement is not a side effect, it’s a requirement:
My friends (anonymous!) in the UC system report that the criteria are clear and the word is out: Don’t try to be clever. Don’t quote Martin Luther King, on judgement by content of character rather than color of skin. Don’t write vibrant essays on the importance of ideological, political or religious diversity. Don’t quote federal anti-discrimination law, the 14th Amendment, and the UC’s own statements of non-discrimination in hiring. Don’t write about class diversity, diverse experiences of immigrants, such as people born under communism in Eastern Europe or the amazingly diverse experience of the colleague you just hired who came from a small village in China. Don’t write about the importance of freedom of speech, or anti-communist loyalty oaths in the 1950s. Are you thinking of writing about your hilbilly elegy background, your time in the military, your support for gun rights and Trump, and how this background and viewpoint would enrich a faculty and staff that likely has absolutely zero people like you? Don’t bother. We all know what “diversity” means. And, heaven forbid, don’t express distaste for the project. The staff are on to all these tricks, and each of these specifically will earn you a downgrade.