Texas Copies Florida On University Diversity Hiring

The Texas Tribune reports:

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp has directed leaders of its 11 universities and eight agencies to stop asking job candidates for statements about their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their applications.

Last month, Gov. Greg Abbott’s office sent a letter to public universities and state agencies saying that DEI hiring practices violated federal and state employment laws and barring them from hiring on factors “other than merit.”

Legal experts have said the governor’s office mischaracterized the legal practices employers use when considering diversity in their hiring.

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