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Calling their bluff

18 Sep

Boom:

DOE Secretary Betsy DeVos took aggressive action days ago after Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber sent out an open letter to “the Princeton community” stating that “racism and the damage it does to people of color persist at Princeton” and that “racist assumptions” are “embedded in structures of the University itself.”

From the DOE to Mr. Eisgruber:

Okay, it being the case that Princeton officially claims to be a “racist” institution, the DOE has opened an investigation into Title VI violations under US Civil Rights law so as to recover the $75-million in federal funding Princeton has received since Mr. Eisgruber became president of the institution in 2013. Seems fair, dontcha think? The DOE has required Princeton to produce electronic records of every conceivable type — memoranda, emails, calendars, text messages, telephone logs, you name it — in order to determine whether Princeton has made false representation of its compliance with civil rights law — that is, if it is actually racist as its leadership claims it to be.

Princeton is given 21 “calendar days” (includes weekends) to comply. That ought to keep Mr. Eisgruber’s subalterns in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion quite busy in the weeks ahead, a monumental Chinese fire drill that can only end badly for the university. Either they have to come up with proof that Mr. Eisgruber’s asseverations are true — that Princeton is indeed, and has been for a long time, a racist school — or that Mr. Eisgruber and his administrative colleagues have constructed a false narrative to please and mollify the “social justice” mob among its own faculty and student body. In the first case, they are strictly evil; in the second, they are lying cowards. In either case, Mr. Eisgruber must resign, and several vice-presidents and deans along with him. Notify the Princeton board of trustees.

 

18 responses to “Calling their bluff

  1. Will S.

    September 18, 2020 at 8:48 pm

     
  2. Will S.

    September 18, 2020 at 8:49 pm

     
  3. Will S.

    September 18, 2020 at 8:50 pm

     
  4. Will S.

    September 18, 2020 at 8:50 pm

     
  5. Will S.

    September 18, 2020 at 8:51 pm

     
  6. Dave

    September 18, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    Systemic racism is like epicycles, phlogiston, luminiferous aether, miasmas, witchcraft, chi, and microaggressions. It cannot be observed directly but must exist because the dominant theory affords no other explanation for the racial achievement gap.

     
  7. electricangel

    September 18, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    This was the greatest thing I’ve read in months. It’s nothing but enjoyable. Cramming systemic racism down Princeton’s throat is excellent.

     
    • Will S.

      September 18, 2020 at 11:39 pm

      Right? This has induced more schadenfreude in me than RBG’s passing, which is saying something…

       
  8. electricangel

    September 18, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Princeton has the largest endowment per capita inthe country. They don’t need FedBux. But boy are they gonna pay for them.

     
    • Will S.

      September 18, 2020 at 11:39 pm

      Fun times! 🙂

       
  9. Will S.

    September 19, 2020 at 1:00 am

     
  10. fuzziewuzziebear

    September 19, 2020 at 10:34 am

    It had to start somewhere. Universities are nothing but SJW factories. They are not an asset to the economy, but a detriment.

     
  11. feeriker

    September 19, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Sounds like Princeton’s administration is guilty of rather blatant fraud. That would seem to justify not only heads rolling, but some rather crippling punitive fines and sanctions as well. Just imagine that “venerable” institution being forced to shut down, at least for a short while. Imagine the stuck-pig howls from the leftards. Music to the ears.

     
    • Will S.

      September 19, 2020 at 1:49 pm

      September 2020 is turning out great! 🙂

       

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