HR&A Doesn’t Think Alma Mater Matters

HR&A Doesn't Think Alma Mater Matters

(RepublicanPress.org) – Many Conservatives feel there’s an apparent contradiction building within the realm of woke culture. On the one hand, they argue the movement strives to promote the wide distribution of information regardless of its potential veracity and ability to spread racial discontent (see the teaching of Critical Race Theory if you have any questions). On the other, some argue it tries to stifle the use of information that runs counter to its agenda. For example, a well-known woke company recently indicated that it no longer thinks an individual’s alma mater matters, which has raised eyebrows on the right.

Real estate and economic development giant HR&A Advisors recently posted a job opening for the director of its New York office on LinkedIn. A brief “About Us” section at the top of the posting boasted of its status as an employee-owned company “committed to building a diverse workforce” that focuses on the promotion of “equity and inclusion” within its operations. Similarly, it mentioned the creation of its Anti-Racism Task Force to spearhead those efforts.

Toward the end of the job listing, the post asked applicants to include any degrees they earned in their resumes. However, it requested they remove references to the names of any undergraduate and graduate schools they attended.

Why? The post said the request is consistent with HR&A Advisors’ “ongoing work” to create a system of hiring workers “free from bias.”

The notice also stated that the applications of all qualified individuals would receive appropriate consideration without regard to their gender identity, sexual orientation, race, national origin, and the like.

HR&A Advisors’ policy sparked some controversy. For instance, the RedState media outlet suggested that it might negate the hard work and sacrifice made by applicants to attend prestigious educational institutions. The website also questioned whether the company’s strategy could “suggest” that non-white individuals aren’t capable of receiving admission to the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities. Meanwhile, one op-ed from The New York Post argued that “obscuring education histories,” doesn’t solve current equity issues, but rather it “simply creates new ones.”

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