Diversity Equity and Inclusion initiatives have increased in the last decade and have become an essential aspect of all types of institutions, including higher education. Trinity being no stranger, with their Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion being established in 2018. Diversity Equity and Inclusion at its root was created to uphold white supremacy and those in power of societal institutions. White Supremacy is at the foundation of higher education and is pervasive in all of its aspects. I argue that DEI provides the illusions of combating white supremacy while training “white” people to evade having to truly face and dismantle white supremacy thus being agents of white supremacy.
Barrientos, Karolina, "An Agent of White Supremacy: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion" (2022). General Student Scholarship. 2.