UFF-UF President on anti-Asian racism in the academy: “This is part of the culture wars.”

UFF-UF President Paul Ortiz was featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education discussing anti-Asian racism and the Florida governorship. Click here to read the full article.

“Politicians have exploited the cultural and partisan divides around higher education, Ortiz, who is president of the university’s chapter of the United Faculty of Florida, said, and the attacks on Chinese ties are no different. “They revert to anti-Chinese scapegoating and attacking the pointy-heads in higher ed,” he said. “This is part of the culture wars.”

For Florida’s public colleges, the new law, which also requires universities to monitor overseas travel and more intensively screen foreign applicants for research positions, adds extra layers of complexity and reporting.”