WILMINGTON – While the Woke may have made room for election shananigans and Pandemic Panic, unfortunately it didn’t subside. Instead, it’s festering.
Last week, members of the Faculty Senate for the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) voted to censure Chancellor José Sartarelli for not sufficiently showing empathy for the cause of racial justice.
You read that right; in their latest ode to Maoist struggle sessions, the UNCW faculty has officially shaming the school’s leader for not demonstrating fealty to the dogma of Woke.
The vote was 51 for censure, and 20 honorable votes against it.
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So what, exactly, did the chancellor do? In the words of Faculty Senate President Nathaniel Grove:
“It is the sense of the UNCW Faculty Senate that:
Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli accepted the charge to support UNCW values of Diversity, Community Engagement, and Integrity, among others. Chancellor Sartarelli has egregiously failed in this obligation, and through his actions has violated the trust of the UNCW faculty, lessened their esteem for the Office of the Chancellor, and dishonored the UNCW community.
Be it resolved that:
The Chancellor initially refused to support a global social movement supporting the liberty and human rights of Black people;
The Chancellor demonstrated a lack of leadership on the matter of Diversity and Inclusion prior to student and public demands to do so during the Summer 2020;
The Chancellor demonstrates a lack of empathy towards faculty, student and staff concerns about racial justice, and a lack of appreciation for the role of UNCW in strengthening democratic society.
Chancellor Sartarelli by his conduct has brought upon himself and fully deserves the censure and condemnation of the Faculty Senate acting on behalf of the Faculty of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.”
In essence, Chancellor José Sartarelli is being publicly censured because he won’t enthusiastically raise his figurative fist in ‘solidarity’ with Black Lives Matter and the Marxian dogma of Critical Race Theory.
It is nothing more than a Woke Mob sporting a false air of legitimacy.
Notice that the complaint did not list a specific item for censure. That’s because their is no specific act worthy of censure, only a “sense” that the chancellor isn’t woke enough.
And it’s not as if the chancellor is some provocative contrarian on these issues. This is his comparatively classy reaction to the outrageously insulting actions of the hopelessly inculcated faculty senate:
“As Chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, my focus is centered on our students and advancing our mission, vision and values in partnership with all faculty and staff. Establishing a campus commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is a continual process. How we learn from and live with our history matters. I understand the urgency required and hope all of us (Chancellor, administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community) can build a better Seahawk future together.”
At their previous meeting, the Faculty Senate requested a Chancellor’s report in March 2021 about the university’s efforts to improve diversity, equity and inclusion. I am proud of the progress we have been making over the past five years, especially since June, and shared an advanced copy of such a report (available in full at the end of this article) the first week of December. I look forward to leading UNCW as we continue to pursue this important work in the new year.”
There is not exactly a ‘daring dissident’ vibe given off by the chancellor here by providing an advance report on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and progress. This is the guy that “brought upon himself and fully deserves the censure and condemnation of the Faculty Senate acting on behalf of the Faculty of the University of North Carolina Wilmington?”
Such are the ever creeping standards of the Woke Mob.
Find more on this story, and the advanced Woke Report, here.