UT’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion “Wins” 2015 Lump of Coal in a Landslide
Today, the Beacon Center awarded the 2015 Lump of Coal to The University of Tennessee’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion for wasting taxpayer money on a program that emphasizes political correctness run amok. With an astounding 52.1% of the vote, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion ran away with the Lump of Coal award. Rutherford County School Board Chair Wayne Blair was the runner up with 19.2%, while the Hospital Lobby and Memphis EDGE came in 3rd and 4th with 18% and 11.7% respectively.
The Lump of Coal is an annual “award” given by the Beacon Center to the government or private entity that has most abused taxpayer money. Hundreds of votes were cast by Tennesseans all across the state.
While there were many deserving candidates for this year’s Lump of Coal, the voters chose the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The office encourages a level of political correctness that goes way too far for everyday Tennesseans, while being funded at the expense of the taxpayers. When encouraging students not to celebrate the holidays by throwing a “Christmas party in disguise,” Tennesseans of all political stripes see how out of touch this department really is.
The full post is below.
The University of Tennessee’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion