John Anderson at Youth for Western Civilization notes that the U of M Duluth is spending lots and lots of taxpayer money enforcing political correctness:
At the end of September, while engaged in public campus outreach at University of Minnesota-Duluth, a conservative activist handing out Constitutions was both threatened by a self proclaimed Black Panther and harassed by the Director of the Office of Cultural Diversity, Susana Pelayo-Woodward. The Black Panthers are, in the grand scheme of things, small timers who rely on intimidation by street activists but don’t have much of any real influence on society. Susana Pelayo-Woodward is another matter, an administrator with an entire bureaucracy behind her. The question is what are Minnesota taxpayers getting out of this?
The piece answers that – read the whole, infuriating thing.
Of course you’re paying for it:
Overall, the Office of Cultural Diversity at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, a branch campus of the University of Minnesota with less than 10,000 undergraduates, has a budget of $656,770 for this year. $32,572 of this amount is taken from students in the form of mandatory student fees they must pay on top of tuition costs, and nearly all of the rest comes from Minnesota taxpayers.
Ms. Pelayo-Woodward makes over six figures, with benefits…to do what?
For the most part, the Office of Cultural Diversity is an employment program for aging leftist activists without marketable job skills like Susana Pelayo-Woodward. Salaries and benefits for full time staff make up two thirds of the budget, and much of the rest is comprised of travel reimbursements for staff, salaries for student employees, and ‘professional services’ from leftists which are not employed full time. Only $1000 is spent on student assistance, an amount marginally higher than the phone bill of $775.
Read the whole thing.