Owens Exposes Hypocrisy and Divisiveness of DEI

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, March 7, at 10:15 a.m. ET, the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, chaired by Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04), will hold a hearing titled “Divisive, Excessive, Ineffective: The Real Impact of DEI on College Campuses.”

Growing up in segregation, bathrooms, water fountains, and schools were separate. While America has made significant strides, it’s appalling to see blatant discrimination, indoctrination, and divisiveness encouraged and funded in classrooms,” said Chair Owens. We cannot let DEI sabotage our country’s fundamental values of hard work and meritocracy, teaching our children that it’s acceptable to judge each other based on race or sex.” 

What: Subcommittee hearing titled “Divisive, Excessive, Ineffective: The Real Impact of DEI on College Campuses”

When: 10:15 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 7, 2024

Where: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building


  • Dr. Erec Smith, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, York College of Pennsylvania, Cato Research Fellow
  • Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, Chair, Do No Harm
  • Dr. James Murphy, Director of Career Pathways and Post-Secondary Policy, Education Reform Now
  • Dr. Jay Greene, Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education Policy

Press: The hearing will be open to the press and will be live-streamed on the Committee’s YouTube page.


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