At the University of Virginia’s law school, the Student Bar Association is encouraging students to sign the “2009 Diversity Pledge.” The first 500 students even get a free T-shirt.
The pledge is not enforceable as of yet. It reminds me, however, of the work that FIRE is doing to combat campus speech codes. I have pasted the Diversity Pledge after the jump.
2009 Diversity Pledge
As a community, we believe that…
Every person has worth as an individual. Every person is entitled to dignity and respect, regardless of class, color, disability, gender, nationality, race, or sexual orientation. Thoughts and acts of prejudice have no place in the UVA Law community.
Therefore, we pledge…
To treat all people with dignity and respect, to discourage others’ prejudice in all its forms, and to strive to maintain a climate for work and learning based on mutual respect and understanding;
And from this day forward,
Knowing that both the UVA Law community and the world will be a better place because of our efforts, we will incorporate this pledge into our daily lives.