Why does Napolitano assume that it is "people of color" who would not ordinarily possess the requisite qualifications for the job and hence require additional benefits? Isn't that the definition of a racist belief? If even innocuous statements such as the one mentioned above are construed as dog whistles to racists, it may be no surprise that it is only liberals who hear them.
On Jan. 5 of last year, UC President Janet Napolitano sent letters to deans and department chairs at every UC campus asking them to attend seminars "to foster informed conversation about the best way to build and nurture a productive academic climate."
If you cut out the flowery language and the obfuscation, that means "to learn new things that can no longer be said in class."
One of the handouts distributed at that meeting was titled "Recognizing microaggressions and the message they send."