A San Diego-area community college committed to pre-screening all job applicants — including professors, staff and administrators — to ensure they are committed to being “anti-racist,” according to a post from the college’s website.
Palomar Community College in California adopted a new policy that will “require all interviews for admin and staff to require an antiracist question pre-interview to assess new applicants’ dedication to antiracism,” the Young America’s Foundation (YAF) reported. The policy is part of the community college’s commitment to building an “antiracist culture” on campus.
YAF also uncovered a video of Palomar professors discussing the importance of “antiracism” and the alleged systemic inequities that take place on campus. Staff members used words such as “safe spaces” and “healing circles” to describe an ideal campus culture. The video’s cover photo included the black fist typically used by the Black Lives Matter movement.
Staff members held up signs with statements such as “White silence is violence” and “Mathematicians need to be antiracist.”