A community college in California fired its director of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) after determining that the individual in question was not sufficiently far-left enough.
The Daily Caller reports that DeAnza College fired Tabia Lee on March 6th after she allegedly questioned certain tenets of the college’s “anti-racism” efforts and policies.
“I noticed that there was a lot of resistance to my even asking questions about anti-racism policy efforts and language,” said Lee after her firing. “I purely wanted to know what folks meant when they were using those terms, and I encountered a lot of hostility.”
Lee further claimed that her colleagues expected her to believe certain things due to being African-American, and that she faced hostility when she did not support every belief that they told her to.
“They said they wanted a black person to do this job,” Lee added. “Apparently, I am the wrong kind of black.”
Lee admitted that, during the hiring process, she refused to describe herself as “woke,” which soon led to a smear campaign by others in the faculty who called her a “right-wing extremist.” She described one faculty member in particular as being the “architect” of the efforts to get her fired because the person in question wanted her job instead.
She added that she faced additional criticism over her support for the school’s Jewish community, with some at the school claiming that support for Jewish students was “not important” since they considered Jews to be “White,” which made them “the oppressors.”
“There was a very clear problem with antisemitism,” Lee stated.
“I’ve never encountered individuals like this that have been so hostile through and through,” Lee concluded. “If people knew these offices were being used to promote a singular ideology…they would demand they would be shut down.”