The university shown in the link below is a Canadian one, a country that prides itself on being multicultural. Yet, it is increasingly, advertising academic positions meant for people of a certain colour only. Does that make any sense. Isn’t this the ultimate example of racism? It is in Bambi’s own mind, even if she is a so-called “BIPOC” deer (yes, again, this funny acronym she is supposed to fit in as a deer that is “black, indigenous, and people of colour”).
This ad is calling for scholars who are or identify as black only.
It is not calling for experts in “black studies” (whatever that means, history, literature, or culture, etc.).
It is literally stating the following:
“This is a targeted search for Black scholars and is open to candidates who identify as Black from around the world. MSVU encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, persons with disabilities, and other equity-deserving groups”:
Bambi wonders if her own colour hue, as a deer, is part of other equity-deserving groups” … or would suffice to identify as one of it?
With all due you respect, Bambi is asking this question, but she would be insulted and turned off by this ad. She would never ever accept to be hired under it. In her mind, merit and only merit should be the criterion.
To explain this to Lebanese readers or those who know this context well, she will say that it is the equivalent of the stupid quotas of Lebanon that made Bambi escape Beirut: This position open for a Christian Catholic only. That one for a Shia Muslim only. The other for a Sunni Muslim or for Druze, etc.
It is disgusting, to say the least.
If this is social justice, as this university claims it to be, sorry, Bambi does not want it.
Please, wake up Canada!!