02 November 2023
Conor Friedersdorf: D.E.I. vs. free speech at California colleges
Conor Friedersdorf, a California-based staff writer for The Atlantic, joins us to discuss his recent article, “A Uniquely Terrible New DEI Policy.” In it, he dissects controversial new diversity, equity, and inclusion mandates at California’s community colleges, the largest higher education system in the U.S. These policies are not only sparking lawsuits but also raising questions about academic freedom and First Amendment rights. As Friedersdorf navigates this complex landscape, he sheds light on the historical context, the intentions behind the policies, and their broader societal implications.