(Tea Party PAC) – American colleges are havens for leftist indoctrination and it appears to be a pretty profitable business for those pushing the propaganda, lies, and misinformation.
The University of Michigan, in particular, is spending a staggering amount to support its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) staff. An analysis of public salary records by UM emeritus professor Mark Perry has exposed that the university is spending over $18 million per year on woke staff members.
The data analyzed by Perry shows UM is paying a whopping $18,120,242 in total to support more than 142 staff members who work on DEI initiatives on campus during the 2022-2023 school year.
Perry told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the total would cover the cost of in-state tuition for 1,075 students. That doesn’t seem very “equitable” now does it?
“In my opinion, most colleges like UM are spending way too much money on DIE efforts, and it’s incredibly wasteful because those efforts are part of advancing the new DIE religion in higher education and directly contradict the core mission of a university – to educate students, teach critical thinking and expose them to intellectual diversity – in favor of pursuing misguided goals of social justice, racial justice, and gender justice,” Perry told the DCNF. “Those misguided and expensive DIE resources could be better spent by reducing tuition instead of feeding new layers of costly administrative bloat that end up getting passed along to students in the form of higher tuition and fees.”
@UMich now employs 142 "diversicrats" at an annual cost of $18M (total compensation) = in-state tuition for 1,075 students. Highest paid diversicrat is Tabbye Sellers @$380K+fringe benefits. Avg. = $97K and 44 make > $100K + fringe benefits. 10 years ago, UM diversicrats<20. pic.twitter.com/xU1PISR8Br
— Mark J. Perry (@Mark_J_Perry) January 5, 2023
But colleges across the US have spent millions to expand their DEI departments and UM is no exception. Between the 2018-2019 and the 2022-2023 academic years, the university expanded their DEI staff members by 53%.
During the 2018-2019 school year there were 82 “diversicrats” employed at UM which cost the university $10.6 million. The number of staff grew to 126 in the 2021-2022 academic year, costing $15.6 million. The trend continued in the 2022-2023 resulting in a cost of over $18 million.
The University of Michigan did not have any staff positions that included the words “diversity,” “equity,” or “inclusion” in the job title until the 2004-2005 school year. Since the first position was created then, the number of positions that fit the DEI bill have exploded, Perry explained, noting that the number of positions has “metastasized like a cancer.”
The Daily Caller News Foundation revealed:
“The highest-paid DEI-focused staff member is Tabbye Chavous Sellers, UM’s Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion who is married to the former DEI provost Robert Sellers, according to UM’s salary disclosure data. Sellers makes $380,000.
In total, 44 staff members make more than $100,000 in base salary, 95 make more than $100,000 in total compensation and 17 make more than $200,000 in total compensation, Perry reported.”
“I don’t think any university chief ‘diversicrats’ in the country make $380,000 or $430,795, that is highly unusual. I also don’t think many colleges have 142 highly-paid diversicrats, so UM stands out as maybe the university with the greatest number of diversicrats and with the highest paid diversicrats in the country,” Perry told the DCNF.
Being woke pays big bucks in Michigan which should come as no surprise as the state is led by one of the most woke leftist governors in the country.
The University of Michigan is not alone. Back in December of 2021 Perry shared on Twitter that The Ohio State University had 132 DEI-focused staff during the 2021-2022 academic year at a cost of $13.4 million and could cover the fees of in-state tuition for 1,120 students.
Just out today: @OhioState has a small army of 132 "diversicrats" at an avg. salary of $77,000 and total est. payroll cost of $13.4M, which would cover in-state tuition for 1,120 students https://t.co/C80vP05kvJ @jennsmola @CollegeFix @FreemanWSJ @stevenfhayward @charliekirk11 pic.twitter.com/piuXgBy4Rv
— Mark J. Perry (@Mark_J_Perry) December 6, 2021
Given the fact that Ohio has been a solid red state for the last two major presidential elections, it’s no wonder these woke colleges are spending millions to indoctrinate as many young people as possible and turn the state blue.
Parents, be vigilant when it comes to where your children decide to head off to for higher education. The exposure to the DEI ideology has never been stronger.
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