- The Federal Contractors Program requires employers with more
than 100 employees who bid on federal contracts valued at $200,000 or more to
comply with the principles of the Federal Employment Equity Act, proclaimed in
August 1986. Canadian universities are among the signatories to the program.
- See, for example, Found, Wm. C. "Who are York's
Undergraduates?: Results of the University's 1991 comprehension student
survey," and Found, Wm. C. and De Cuyper, Sheila, "Women and Men at York: A
gender analysis of the University's 1991 undergraduate survey." Both surveys
were prepared for the Office of the Vice-President (Institutional Affairs),
- The December 6 (1989) murder of fourteen female engineering
students at L'École Polytechnique in Montreal by a man claiming to hate
feminists was extreme and brutal and in some ways a direct response to the
diversification of the student population.
- Conservative perspectives are found in the works of Bloom,
D'Souza, Kimball, and Fekete (see below). For a critique of their positions and
alternative perspectives, see, among others, Stephen Richer and Lorna Weir
(eds.), Beyond Political Correctness: Toward and Inclusive University,
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995; The Chilly Collective (eds.),
Breaking Anonymity: The Chilly Climate for Women Faculty, Waterloo:
Ontario, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1995.
- Allan Nelson, "Bill 79: 'Employment Equity' comes to
Ontario," Society for Academic Freedom & Scholarship Newsletter,
No.2, November 1992, p.3.
- P .A. Sullivan, "The role of equity officers," University
Affairs, June-July 1995, p.16.
- Andrew Glyn and David Miliband, Paying for Inequity: The
Economic Costs of Social Injustice. London: IPPR/Rivers Cram Press, 1995.
- Scott Jaschik, "U. of California to limit racial preferences
in admissions, hiring," The Chronical of Higher Education, July , 1995,
- Allen Bloom The Closing of the American Mind. New
York: Simon & Schuster, 1986.
- Dinesh D'Souza Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race
and Sex on Campus. New York: Free Press, 1991.
- Roger Kimball Tenured Radicals: How Politics Corrupted
our Higher Education, New York: Harper & Row, 1990.
- John Fekete Moral Panic: Biopolitics rising.
Montreal: Robert Davies Publishing, 1995.
- For a critique of conservative perspectives, see Debra L.
Schultz, To Reclaim a Legacy of Diversity: Analyzing the "Political
Correctness" Debates in Higher Education, a publication of the National
Council for Research on Women, 1993; Valeri L. Scatamburlo, Critical
Pedagogy, Political Correctness and the Media, unpublished Masters thesis,
Department of Communication Studies, University of Windsor 1994, p. 163-242;
and Barbara Yitsch, "Political Correctness (or, how to fish and cut bait),"
Women's Education des femmes, vol.10 no.2, pp. 22- 25.
- For information on the current situation in some
universities, see Misao Dean, "Shock troops on campus," Canadian Forum,
July-August 1995, Vol. LXXIV, No. 841, pp. 14-19; Victor Dwyer, "The biggest
chill: Two universities confront sexual discrimination," Maclean's, July
1, 1995, p. 61.
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