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DEI has had its day

Carmel Pine Cone – Dec. 15, 2023

It is clear from recent events on college campuses, boardrooms, and in public schools that the DEI trend is experiencing its own version of the “Peter Principle.” Every movement has built into it the seeds of its own destruction and the DEI fad has fallen way short of any measure of competency. You could argue that DEI stands for “Divisive Elitist Indoctrination.” In Pacific Grove, the DEI Task Force has not met a quorum in several months. There has been a constant turnover of members and the citizens have lost faith in its ability to achieve social good.

It’s time for DEI to fade into the sunset. I propose a replacement, the Pacific Grove Task Force on Liberty, Engagement, Achievement, and Promotion, or PGLEAP. People are desperate to get involved and make their towns and cities great places to live, work and visit. Jump in!  Run for office, apply for a city board or commission, volunteer on cleanup days, or cook and serve meals for the hungry. A wise person once said, “The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away.”

It’s time to find your gift and LEAP!

Mike Gibbs, Pacific Grove