Musk says DEI “just another word for racism”
Musk made his statement on top of Ackman’s lengthy post, which explained his recent discovery that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is the trojan horse of the century.

Mike Campbell

January 3, 2024

X CEO Elon Musk called DEI “just another word for racism” amid the fallout from the Harvard University President Claudine Gay’s resignation, and the corresponding meltdown by woke journalists and academics who are calling the entire situation evidence of racism.

Musk says DEI “just another word for racism”

Musk’s statement comes after social media users woke up on Wednesday to an Associated Press article that claimed the entire incident was evidence that conservative-minded individuals had “weaponized” plagiarism to attack people of colour (who plagiarize). 

It wasn’t Musk’s first statement condemning DEI. On December 15, the billionaire said “DEI must DIE,” and that “The point was to end discrimination, not replace it with different discrimination.”

He doubled down on Wednesday by responding to one of Harvard’s biggest critics, Pershing Square CEO Bill Ackman, saying that “DEI is just another word for racism. Shame on anyone who uses it.”

Musk made his statement on top of Ackman’s lengthy post, which explained his recent discovery that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a trojan horse for something much more sinister. 

In recent weeks, the Harvard alumni Ackman went to Harvard and interviewed staff and students to try and figure out why the campus had seemingly become rabid with anti-Israel students, some of whom were openly calling to “globalize the intifada” and to eliminate the Jewish state “from the river to the sea.”

Ackman stated: “What I learned, however, was that DEI was not about diversity in its purest form, but rather DEI was a political advocacy movement on behalf of certain groups that are deemed oppressed under DEI’s own methodology,” Ackman stated.

He continued: “Under DEI, one’s degree of oppression is determined based upon where one resides on a so-called intersectional pyramid of oppression where whites, Jews, and Asians are deemed oppressors, and a subset of people of color, LGBTQ people, and/or women are deemed to be oppressed. Under this ideology which is the philosophical underpinning of DEI as advanced by Ibram X. Kendi and others, one is either an anti-racist or a racist. There is no such thing as being ‘not racist.’”

Naturally, proponents of DEI seem unable to admit that the disgraced Harvard President Gay is responsible for committing one of the most serious of academic errors — 50 times to boot — and instead have framed the incident as some sort of white supremacist lynching. 

In her resignation statement, Gay took no responsibility for plagiarism, instead playing victim to the whole incident. 

Indeed, the cultural wars have boiled over amid one of the largest scandals in the history of higher education. In it, a sad reality that’s becoming all too clear is that DEI proponents can’t accept the fact that Gay is blameworthy for anything, and that’s probably because their entire philosophy had already replaced logic with “lived experience,” a woke term that is fully contingent on one’s “intersecting identities.”

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