Some universities are repealing and replacing their diversity, equity, and inclusion policies. 

At the end of May, the University of North Carolina system voted to repeal and replace its DEI policy for a new policy that “aims to ensure efforts to support students on UNC System campuses do not infringe on academic freedom, equal opportunity, or institutional neutrality,” according to the university. 

In Utah, the state recently passed legislation to halt all DEI activities in the state’s universities. 

Conservatives have long raised concerns over the harmful implications of DEI programs, which Bob Woodson argues are “institutionalizing racism in the name of addressing social injustice.”

Bob Woodson (Photo: Woodson Center)

Woodson, founder of the Woodson Center and author of “Red, White, and Black: Rescuing American History from Revisionists and Race Hustlers,” says “it’s insulting to black America to assume that social justice can only be achieved by changing the rules, dumbing down standards, and compromising the basic integrity. We fought in the Civil Rights Movement so that we can move beyond race and define ourselves by the content of our character, but this is turning the clock back.”

Woodson proposes a simple test to determine whether DEI programs are helping or harming Americans.

“Any time anyone presents something to you that’s supposed to be helpful to you,” Woodson says, “you must ask yourself: ‘If now that I’ve heard that message, what am I inspired to do that can improve the quality of my life? If I were to follow what these people are telling me, what impact would it have in improving the quality of my life?’”

Listen to the full conversation with Woodson on “The Daily Signal Podcast” below: