Tuesday, October 16, 2012



Must not sign a petition seeking a referendum on homosexual marriage

Homosexuality trumps democracy, it seems.

Gallaudet University President T. Alan Hurwitz suspended the school's chief diversity officer Wednesday after he was made aware that the diversity office, Dr. Angela McCaskill, had signed the marriage referendum petition in Maryland.

In a statement to staff and students of the D.C. university for the deaf and hard of hearing that was sent about noon today, Hurwitz said:  "I want to inform the community that I have placed Dr. Angela McCaskill on paid administrative leave effective immediately. It recently came to my attention that Dr. McCaskill has participated in a legislative initiative that some feel is inappropriate for an individual serving as Chief Diversity Officer; however, other individuals feel differently."

Maryland's marriage equality bill was passed earlier this year, but opponents circulated a petition to subject the bill to a referendum vote this fall. The opponents received sufficient signatures, including an individual with McCaskill name and address, according to a document published by the Washington Blade, and the referendum is Question 6 on the November ballot.

According to her Gallaudet biography, McCaskill has worked at the D.C. college for 23 years in various capacities. On January 3, 2011, she was named deputy to the president and associate provost of diversity and inclusion. She also, according to her bio, was the first deaf African-American female to earn a Ph.D. from Gallaudet University.

Regarding the timing of her leave, first reported by ABC 7 News's Mike Conneen, Hurwitz said in the statement, "I will use the extended time while she is on administrative leave to determine the appropriate next steps taking into consideration the duties of this position at the university. In the meantime an interim Chief Diversity Officer will be announced in the near future."

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15 comments:

Bird of Paradise said...

T.Alan Hurtz needs to be removed from office and made to read the US.S CONSTITUTION and not the COMMUNISTS MANIFESTO

Stan B said...

It's very easy. The University needs a Diversity Officer who is tolerant of all views - except those who are not tolerant of all views. Those people it's OK, and actually necessary, to be intolerant of.

That was easy!

Anonymous said...

McCaskill's job description is very Orwellian, and just means what she and others think it should mean, and in her case basically pro-African American, pro-female and pro-deaf - anyone else can literally go to Hell!

Anonymous said...

Hey Bird of Paradise, they are coming after you... http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/15/two-law-students-accused-beheading-exotic-bird-at-las-vegas-hotel

Anonymous said...

I wonder if she would have that job if she were White.

Does anyone remember hearing the word, diversity before the nation was infected with the insidious, anti-freedom, anti-free speech virus known as "political correctness"?

Go Away Bird said...

Another liberal knukledragger jerk who runs university he needs to be deported back to the old soviet union

Bird of Paradise said...

In that case annon 3:04 thoae young snots need to be put in acage full of half starved seagulls and pour fishoil all over them and allow them to be eaten alive

Anonymous said...

fascist faggots do not like democracy, they know how much the average person thinks what they do is disgusting.

Anonymous said...

Signing a petition seeking a referendum on a subject is not the same as opposing or supporting that subject.
Even if it were, is a 'diversity' officer obliged to personally support every 'diversity' issue dreamed up?
Crazy.

Anonymous said...

Shockingly the washington post came out with an editorial opposing Galludet's actions in suspending her.

Go Away Bird said...

T.Alan Hurtwitz needs suspended indefenetly, FIRE THIS JERK

Anonymous said...

5:51 PM - then her job title should be more specific about what 'diversity' means (see Orwellian ref above).

Kee Bird said...

Big Brother is a liberal for sure

Anonymous said...

"Chief Diversity Officer"...Our Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves.

Flu-Bird said...

Annon 11:44 They have been doing that since slick willie was elected