Piper Harron, a professor at the University of Hawaii, wants “white cis men” to resign from their faculty positions.
The assistant professor of mathematics at the public university, who’s interests include Calculus II, intersectional radical feminism, Number Theory, and anti-racism, is claiming that “actual solutions require women of color and trans people.”
In a blog post titled “Get Out The Way” Harron says that “If you are a white cis man (meaning you identify as male and you were assigned male at birth) you almost certainly should resign from your position of power.”
“That’s right, please quit. Too difficult? Well, as a first step, at least get off your hiring committee, your curriculum committee, and make sure you’re replaced by a woman of color or trans person. Don’t have any in your department? HOW SHOCKING,” she says.
“Right now, I want to talk about gender equality because the fact that women aren’t actually a demographic minority makes certain arguments easier, but please know that actual solutions require women of color and trans people. Remember having white cis women run the world is no kind of solution,” claims Harron before posting the unsourced statistics below.
In her “What does equality look like” section of the post, Harron gives us an idea of how we can ‘fix’ our universities.
“What can universities do? Well, that’s easier. Stop hiring white cis men (except as needed to get/retain people who are not white cis men) until the problem goes away. If you think this is a bad or un-serious idea, your sexism/racism/transphobia is showing.”
In a response to the criticism she received, Harron wrote this on a now deleted social-media post. “The terrible people are coming out of the woodwork to tell me how awful (‘racist’ and ‘sexist’) I am for writing this post.”