Thursday, September 17, 2020


 Department of Education is investigating Princeton University for Civil Rights violations:

The Department of Education has informed Princeton University that it is under investigation following the school president's declaration that racism was "embedded" in the institution.

President Christopher L. Eisgruber published an open letter earlier this month claiming that "[r]acism and the damage it does to people of color persist at Princeton" and that "racist assumptions" are "embedded in structures of the University itself." 

According to a letter the Department of Education sent to Princeton that was obtained by the Washington Examiner, such an admission from Eisgruber raises concerns that Princeton has been receiving tens of millions of dollars of federal funds in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which declares 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."


So some stuffed shirt University Prez goes full Social Justice Warrior.  Dude, never go full Social Justice Warrior.  You're looking at felony fraud and tons of violations of the Civil Rights Act.  Oh, and this is delicious:

"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 letter reads. "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."

This is how you do it.  They say it's about the principle, but it's really about the money.  Take that away and this nonsense will stop.  President Eisgruber will have to testify about all this under oath.  What's the over/under on how long before the Board of Trustees fires him?

Well done, Dept of Education.



libertyman said...

I will be amazed if anything happens, but virtue signalling on this scale merits investigation.

Princeton's endowment could take the hit of fines and never miss it probably.

LSP said...

I love this post, every bit of it.

John said...

A gloriously fitting comeuppence for an outrageous hypocrite.

Richard said...

When the University of Michigan defended their Affirmative Action policy in court, they carefully avoided this argument for exactly this reason. They were just as evil as Princeton but smarter.

Kid said...

Thanks for the great news ! Hahahhaahahaaaaaaaaaaaarg

SiGraybeard said...

I wonder if Princeton has been capping the enrollment of Asian students so they can admit more of other races? Didn't Harvard say they were doing that? If so, that's an admission of racism (see what I did there?)

Any system that uses racial quotas is racist, right? If it's not purely on academic merit, or whose parents donate the most to the school, or some other objective measurement that can be shown, how can they defend themselves?

The lesson to me is "don't hire anyone out of these schools unless someone on staff knows them personally!"