Princeton “Racism” Investigation is Trump’s Opening to Dismantle Academia’s Anti-White Agenda
September 21, 2020 (1y ago)

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Credit to the Trump administration: At least one of its lawyers knows how to troll.

The administration’s recently-announced investigation into Princeton University shouldn’t stop at trolling. President Trump would be wise to use this investigation as an opening salvo in a much wider attack on America’s corrupt, dishonest university establishment.

On Thursday, the Department of Education notified Princeton University that it has opened an investigation into whether the school is practicing racial discrimination in violation of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Title VI states that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

The investigation was prompted by an open letter Princeton president Christopher Eisgruber published early this month, a dramatic mea culpa reciting Princeton’s supposed moral failures.

“Racism and the damage it does to people of color…persist at Princeton as in our society, sometimes by conscious intention,” Eisgruber wrote. “Racist assumptions from the past also remain embedded in structures of the University itself.”

Eisgruber suggested the school could fix the problem with a new diverse hiring initiative, and also by opening an extension school for non-traditional students, like those already in existence at Harvard, Columbia, and other Ivy League schools. In other words, conveniently, the best fix for Princeton’s “racism” is to open a new school that can extract tuition dollars from even more people!

Eisgruber’s letter was, of course, meant to be fake. A bland admission of sin by the university, followed by no serious changes, except, of course, spending some of the university’s vast endowment to hire new faculty based on skin color, with the cost offset by enrolling even more students at high cost. It was a ritualistic paean to Black Lives Matter’s moral totalitarianism, of the sort we have already seen from almost every university, non-profit, corporation, and government agency in the past four months.

But the Trump administration, brilliantly, decided to take Princeton at its word. If Princeton is an openly-racist institution, they asked, why is it getting millions of taxpayer dollars ever year?

Based on its admitted racism, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) is concerned Princeton’s nondiscrimination and equal opportunity assurances in its Program Participation Agreements from at least 2013 to the present may have been false … The Department is further concerned Princeton perhaps knew, or should have known, these assurances were false at the time they were made. Finally, the Department is further concerned Princeton’s many nondiscrimination and equal opportunity claims to students, parents, and consumers in the market for education certificates may have been false, misleading, and actionable substantial misrepresentations in violation of 20 U.S.C. § 1094(c)(3)(B) and 34 CFR 668.71(c). Therefore, the Department’s Office of Postsecondary Education, in consultation with the Department’s Office of the General Counsel, is opening this investigation. [Washington Examiner]

Princeton responded with a weak follow-up statement:

Princeton … stands by its representations to the Department and the public that it complies with all laws and regulations governing equal opportunity, non-discrimination and harassment. This work is core to the University’s teaching and research mission, and we are vigilant in our pursuit of equity in every aspect of our programs and operations.

It is unfortunate that the Department appears to believe that grappling honestly with the nation’s history and the current effects of systemic racism runs afoul of existing law. The University disagrees and looks forward to furthering our educational mission by explaining why our statements and actions are consistent not only with the law, but also with the highest ideals and aspirations of this country. [Princeton]

So, two weeks ago, Princeton said the school was often, “by conscious intention,” racist. Now that it might face the slightest consequence from the federal government, though, the school says it complies with all federal non-discrimination laws.

Princeton’s sanctimony and hypocrisy exposes the vast sham of the left’s modern, critical race theory-informed version “racism.”

To the average American, and according to the Civil Rights Act, “racism” has a relatively clear meaning: Treating people differently on the basis of race. Besides being the older definition, this definition also has the advantage of being easier to define, and combat with the legal system: If a school racially discriminates against Asians in admissions, or a restaurant serves only white people, or an apartment refuses to rent to blacks, then these practices can be legally restricted, and the problem fixed.

In the modern, critical race theory version of racism, though, racism is mystical in nature. It is essentially a spiritual force that inhabits all institutions. It also colors all interactions between white and non-white persons. In the new definition of racism, all white people are racist, and only white people can be racist. This form of racism can be “confronted,” or have a “reckoning,” but it can never be fixed.

Universities prefer the second definition because, under the old definition, elite universities are among the most flagrantly racist institutions in American life. In both their faculty hiring, and in their student admissions, schools discriminate based on skin color to keep down the number of white Americans, and also Asian-Americans. Under any honest reading of the Civil Rights Act (not to mention the 14th Amendment), this federally-subsidized discrimination is illegal. And  yet the law has never been enforced, because conservatives have been too cowardly to insist upon enforcing it.

Fortunately, America’s core civil rights laws were written before this insane new definition was invented. It’s time for those laws to be enforced as they were actually written. The Trump administration should open investigations at every elite university, identify the obvious racial discrimination taking place, and cut off taxpayer funds until it is eliminated. It’s entirely possible that the schools will choose to do without federal funding to preserve their discriminatory policies. If so, that’s fine. American taxpayers shouldn’t be subsidizing preposterously wealthy private schools in the first place.

From “critical race theory” to “white privilege” to “systemic racism,” every single poisonous idea that ultimately trickles down to journalists and policy makers is originally concocted by some professor at a University. The American academy is truly the incubator of the cultural poison that has been responsible for rotting out the core foundations of our body politic, eating away at our social fabric, our freedoms, and the preconditions for the formation of healthy, happy families. The universities have been captured and weaponized against the American people, charging exorbitant prices to well-meaning parents for the privilege of indoctrinating their own children against them. It is imperative that the emerging elite recapture every single corrupt institution currently mismanaged by our corrupt ruling class—the universities chief among them. This recent move by President Trump against Princeton is an encouraging first step on the difficult journey of taking back our country for good.

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1 year ago

Hey, could you guys capitalize White. I know it’s an honest mistake and you guys are great, but come on!

Rhonda Richardson
1 year ago

Thank you for publishing articles/news that is very important. Princeton must be investigated.

Atomic Hillbilly
1 year ago

The universities are being used as a weapon to destroy this republic from within.
These radical pinko professors are domestic enemies and should be treated as such.
Not only should they be stripped of federal funding, but their huge endowments should be targeted and drained.
If they don’t think the constitution applies to them, then it shouldn’t, and neither should the protections apply to them.
It’s time to start treating them as the enemies they’ve decided to become.
That’s just common sense.

1 year ago

Everyone knows that the Consortium on Financing Higher Education or COFHE is an organization supported by and representing 35 highly selective private liberal arts colleges and universities, including Princeton. COFHE is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has an office in Washington, D.C. It is common knowledge to Start looking there! Everyone answers to the Pres. of COFHE. She prob makes sure everyone stays in line or no funding! Probably nobody will INVESTIGATE any of this. The Asian community has been dealing with this for years.

Brooklyn Dave
1 year ago

If one wants to talk about opening a basket of cobras, this is it. Critical Race Theory has been lovingly embraced throughout the halls of academia for some time now, either implicitly or explicitly. It has gone way beyond the average progressive liberal desire to right the wrongs of the past to a more overt propagation of open hate against one group (those of the Caucasian persuasion) hoping that not only wrongs of the past will be set right, but that the march towards open revolution and the overthrow of the system should be achieved. POTUS is totally correct in invoking the Civil Rights Act of 1965. He is turning the tables on them. Yes, Asians have also suffered due to quotas placed upon them at certain universities. No one ever questions the over-representation of a certain minority that has guided and directed academia for three generations, and has largely applauded the implementation of such racist policies as the teaching of Critical Race Theory.

Ray O'Light
1 year ago

Hey America, how do you like your jews now?

1 year ago
Reply to  Ray O'Light


Joe McCarthy was right
1 year ago
Reply to  Ray O'Light

Is that you, Adolf?

Ray O'Light
1 year ago

Why yes, yes it is Mr. Cringe Lord. Might I also say I am enjoying watching America reap it’s harvest of what it has sown since 1945. Very satisfying indeed. Good day to you sir.

1 year ago

Congressional Hearings on Hollywood and big media? They’re always telling us how “racists” they are ( and by extension, the rest of us).

1 year ago

Many cities and counties are also admitting being racist by hiring “Racial Equity coordinators” claiming disparate impact on minorities, blaming structural racism, and forcing diversity in workforce by advertising that targets people of color for jobs, rather than skills. What? A rapping ad with gangstas to attract more blacks? It is ridiculous and racist in itself.

The quote from my city published in a monthly newsletter: “The city is working on addressing the root causes of inequities impacting the health and well being of our community, that are the result of structural racism, which have been highlighted by COVID 19. Work is underway to broaden the understanding of institutional and structural racism within our workforce and community”

If true, why don’t they all resign?

1 year ago

The liberals and leftists have had control in our country for 60+ years. They are fighting for their lives now and will use any tactic, including riots, arson and keeping Democrat states shut down. I thank God every day that He gave us President Trump.

1 year ago

I had to stop, close my eyes and count to ten before writing.
Princeton said they have had an issue with discrimination. They should be investigated!

Bob N. Frapples
1 year ago

Finally! Fake virtue signaling backfires and burns a wildly liberal academician! Unbelievable… byt there ARE consequences Chris!

1 year ago

News for you. All of academia is laced with corruption and discrimination. The leftists (undisciplined slobs) have been working on it since about Woodrow Wilson’s time.

Mike Knapp
1 year ago

As a Hispanic American I am offended that Princetons racist policies place Blacks and Jews are the forefront of admission while putting Whites and Asians to the back of the bus. Theres a long time reckoning coming for these antiAmerican proBolshevik institutions of higher learning. TRUMPIE, Mandate the 1776 project at every leftnut college and bring sanity back for our students. The Marxist minions have had zero push back for decades. The time for change has come.

1 year ago

People and institutions think that if they admit their (unearned and undeserved) guilt they will be forgiven by their oppressors. Princeton hoped that they would be absolved if they volunteered such penance and offered atonement. Instead, those admissions will be used to convict people and institutions for crimes they have not committed. That’s how tyranny works.

Appeasement only emboldens, strengthens and legitimizes oppressors. Princeton has tried to appease the BLM/ ANTIFA mobs and as a result they will pay the price.

Herman Boggs
1 year ago

There is no more important an issue than the removal of anti constitutional propaganda from Academia. It is the fruition of long term Marxist planning highlighted by Frankfurt school activists who achieved critical mass in the USA in the 1960s.

Bob Dobbs
1 year ago

Grappling honestly with the nation’s history? Based on the beliefs of the latest generation of graduates I would say Universities in general lack severely in honesty in their teaching of history. The 1619 Project makes it worse by disingenously painting history in stark black and white terms. And grappling with the nation’s history has nothing to do with the admisstion that Princeton itself maintains racist institutions. Maybe start wth the admissions policies that give a hand up to the children of alumni? That creates dynasties of families that always get admitted despite lack of accomplishment, and being an historic policy of course mainly involves white wealthy families whose children have gotten a free ride on admissions for many generations.

Miguelito Loveless
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob Dobbs

These Alumni are not white (if you were to ask them). They are mostly Jewish. Jewish persons control the admission process of every Ivy League school and “Next Tier” school. How? They are but 2% of the population.

Their Goal: Keep whites out probably because they realize that smart whites will be the cause of their their undoing. The more cannon fodder that they can put between whites and themselves, the better.

Enter relatively low IQ minorities.

1 year ago

I hope so.

1 year ago

By the time most get a degree from almost every university, their minds are a a twisted maze of high-level brainwashing. De-funding all the big-league universities, especially those on the east coast and California,would be wonderful—if it had taken place back in the 50’s–I’m afraid it’s too late now, the damage is irreparable. Looks like we are headed for uncivil war and dissolution of the republic.

1 year ago

The former Admissions director Dean Rappelye engineered Princeton to where it is now. She was rewarded with the position of President of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education. Students of Asian heritage were cast aside during her reign. The Ivy League answers to her. Who she answers to- who knows. White straight male or females shouldn’t bother to apply unless their parents have a heavy checkbook.

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