Wisconsin university regents reject deal with Republicans to reduce diversity positions

Universities of Wisconsin regents narrowly rejected a deal Saturday reached with Republicans that would have given employees a pay raise and paid for construction of a new engineering building in exchange for reductions in staff positions focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.

The regents voted 9-8 during an emergency meeting to reject the deal reached Friday after being brokered by Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.

“I don’t like this precedent,” Regent Dana Wachs said during the meeting. “We need to make this a welcoming environment.”

BolexForSoup,
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Republicans hate marginalized groups so much they would rather bribe universities to keep them out instead of just funding them properly/leaving people alone.

ares35,
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watch the gerrymandered-to-hell-and-back republican assembly try to fire some of the uw regents.

chitak166,

given employees a pay raise and paid for construction of a new engineering building in exchange for reductions in staff positions focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.

How the fuck are these two things even related?

be_excellent_to_each_other,
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Because bribery and threats are the only two ways Republicans think things are supposed to be done.

Xariphon,

As always, the cruelty is the point.

logicbomb,

It seems bigotry played no small part, as well.

Bonesince1997,

Republicans always appear as terrorists when making deals like this. Fuck these people.

xkforce,

Republicans are assholes.

0110010001100010,
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I’d be perfectly happy if they were only assholes and not trying to actively dismantle democracy in the US.

PugJesus,
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Dixiecrats all over again. "We like helping WHITE people!"

girlfreddy,
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I keep wondering when some Klan photos are gonna show up with the GOP front and center.

Alto,
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What do you think flaunting their association with organizations like proud boys is the modern day version of

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