From law professor Steven Bainbridge:
As an addition to the "I probably couldn't get a job as an academic these days" file comes this link (via @roddreher) to a University of California San Diego document requiring a written statement from faculty applicants:
The Contributions to Diversity Statement should describe your past efforts, as well as future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. It should also demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing women and underrepresented minorities and of UC San Diego’s mission to meet the educational needs of our diverse student population.
Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If such cases, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. However, please note that a demonstrated record of past effort is given greater weight than articulating awareness of barriers or stating future plans. A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates.
Bainbridge suspects “none” wouldn’t be an acceptable answer.
It's hard to imagine a category besides "diversity" that would have the academic world demanding you have "demonstrated effort" to get a job as a professor. Academic "effort" means publishing, teaching, or expertise. They’re asking for political effort—in the name of causes that Democrats and Cultural Marxists favor, but Republicans and conservatives oppose. (See, from VDARE.com's archives You Can't Make This Stuff Up Dept.: A Loyalty to Diversity Oath! March 14, 2001 and Loyalty To Diversity Oath, Redux—16 Years Later, March 29, 2017, )
I think it's fair to ask the diversity honchos on the UCSD Center for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Team what specific action they're looking for.
Meet the Team
MarDestinee Perez, M.S. Director, Faculty Development and Diversity
Rosalynn Ayala, M.Ed. Program Assistant
I also think it's fair for a white would-be academic to file a complaint with Trump's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on grounds that this question is nakedly discriminatory against whites.