This is the Marxist nonsense being pulled right now. Hear it in his own voice. The Democrats/Marxists are intent on keeping racist policies in place all over America and especially in faculty hiring.
EXCLUSIVE: Berkeley Law School dean Erwin Chemerinsky explains how he has secretly enacted a policy of racial discrimination in faculty hiring—which is illegal in California.
"If I'm ever deposed, I'm going to deny I said this to you." pic.twitter.com/GYgtNZfhtb
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) June 29, 2023
This man must be sued, deposed, fired, and sent into retirement. He’s a virulent, proud racist—and an enemy of equality. If you’ve recently applied to Berkeley Law as faculty and received a rejection, which you suspect might have involved discrimination, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will connect you with public interest lawyers who might want to sue. And, as such, his employment should be terminated immediately. – Chris Rufo
In late June, a video featuring prominent Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky circulated on social media, causing a stir. The short clip showed him making a statement to his students, saying that if he were ever deposed, he would deny having said certain things about diversity being important in faculty hiring. The video, posted by conservative scholar Christopher Rufo, alleged that Chemerinsky had secretly implemented a policy of racial discrimination in faculty hiring, which is illegal in California.
The video quickly gained traction, amassing over 3 million views and sparking widespread headlines and criticism. However, in a recent email to The College Fix on July 11, Chemerinsky claimed that his comment was intended as a lighthearted remark to his students during a private classroom conversation. He clarified that he would always tell the truth in a deposition, and he believed his students were aware of that.
Berkeley law dean caught telling class he’d lie in deposition now says he was 'joking'.
Sure…………… Cultists, plain and simple.https://t.co/huZh2A2Rnd
— Dar (@MaasterDar) July 16, 2023
Chemerinsky explained that the video excerpt was taken from a recording of a constitutional law class during the spring semester. The controversy surrounding the video also revolved around Chemerinsky’s remarks about diversity hiring, given that Proposition 209 had banned affirmative action in California in 1996, and voters reaffirmed that position in 2020 by rejecting an attempt to repeal the law.
In the video, Chemerinsky mentioned being cautious during faculty appointments committee meetings and advised against explicitly stating that diversity should be a factor in candidate selection. He emphasized that while individuals could have personal thoughts and preferences, such discussions were not protected, and it was crucial not to vocalize any bias based on diversity.
Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud – Video of Berkeley Law Dean Admitting To ‘Unstated Affirmative Action’ – Legal Insurrection
Chemerinsky addressed these comments in his email, emphasizing that they were part of a broader class discussion. He pointed out that, in compliance with existing California law, Berkeley Law does not consider race in its hiring or admissions decisions. He clarified that those present in the classroom and who had heard the entirety of his remarks understood the context and intent behind his statements.
The controversy surrounding Chemerinsky’s video highlights the ongoing debate around diversity hiring and affirmative action. While his remarks caused significant uproar, Chemerinsky maintains that they were misinterpreted and taken out of context. Berkeley Law, in accordance with California law, maintains a race-blind approach in its hiring and admissions processes.
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— The Border Observer (@borderObserver) July 3, 2023
As the discussion continues, it is essential to consider the complexities surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic institutions and how they align with legal requirements and societal expectations.
- A video of Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky went viral, showing him making a comment about denying statements related to diversity in faculty hiring during a deposition.
- Chemerinsky claims that the comment was a light-hearted remark meant for a private classroom conversation, and he would always tell the truth in a deposition.
- The video excerpt was from a constitutional law class recording, and part of the controversy centered around Chemerinsky’s remarks on diversity hiring, despite affirmative action being banned in California.
- Chemerinsky clarifies that Berkeley Law does not consider race in its hiring or admissions decisions, in line with existing California law.
- The incident sparks a broader discussion about diversity, affirmative action, and how academic institutions approach hiring and admissions while complying with legal requirements.
Comments – Threads – Links
- We were a high trust society so we trusted academics. But unscrupulous people used this to undermine our country. We need to learn to recognize the type of people who are cool with cheating and lying to benefit their political goals. – Tricia D (Daily Mail linked)
- Amazing. Disbarment isn’t too strong a penalty for the Dean of Berkeley Law, since he not only says he would perjure himself in a deposition, he says he encourages his employees to violate the law and tells them how to get away with it. – Professor Eric Rasmusen
- Berkeley Law Dean Caught Telling Class He’d Lie In Deposition About ‘Diversity Hiring’, Now Says He Was Joking – Millennial Conservative