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Princeton President Says School is Racist, Education Department Believes Him and Opens Investigation

Princeton President Says School is Racist, Education Department Believes Him and Opens Investigation

“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”

At the beginning of this month, Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber, penned a letter to the Princeton community which claimed that racism is “embedded” in structures of the university.

The Department of Education took this claim seriously and has launched an investigation. If schools are going to make these claims, it’s about time that we take them at their word.

Here’s an excerpt from Esigruber’s September 2nd letter, via the Princeton website (emphasis is mine):

Letter from President Eisgruber on the University’s efforts to combat systemic racism

Dear members of the Princeton community,

In June, I wrote to you as America entered a profound national reckoning with racism. That reckoning is at once painful, because the harms done by systemic racism have been exposed so starkly, and promising, because we are seeing widespread and urgent desire to take action to achieve a more just society.

With that goal in mind, I charged my Cabinet in June to develop plans to combat systemic racism at Princeton and beyond. In my letter, I invited suggestions from all of you, and many individuals and groups responded. I am grateful for your input, and I write now with an update about our progress.

My Cabinet colleagues and I began our work early in the summer as people throughout America and around the world protested the cruel and unjust killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Rayshard Brooks. As the Cabinet gathered last week to discuss preliminary recommendations, the nation reeled once more after a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back…

Racist assumptions from the past also remain embedded in structures of the University itself. For example, Princeton inherits from earlier generations at least nine departments and programs organized around European languages and culture, but only a single, relatively small program in African studies.

That sounds just awful, doesn’t it? The school obviously needs to be investigated.

Tiana Lowe reports at the Washington Examiner:

EXCLUSIVE: Education Department opens investigation into Princeton University after president deems racism ’embedded’ in the school

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 Eisgruber published an open letter earlier this month claiming 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.”

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.”

Judging by the reaction on Twitter, this was the right thing to do:

This standard should be applied to all colleges and universities which self-identify as racist institutions.

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Just when you thought Liberals could NOT get any dumber…..

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to MarkS. | September 18, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    And they don’t have to “self identify.”

    There is plenty of HARD evidence that they are racist.

    Separate dining rooms, separate dorms, prohibiting better qualifying Asian-Americans from enrolling, etc…..

      “Separate dining rooms, separate dorms, prohibiting better qualifying Asian-Americans from enrolling”

      It is amazing how they have adopted most of the traits of historical racism and become America’s worst racists today.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to MarkS. | September 18, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    I bet this guy went to Princeton.

    Biden Cybersecurity Expert Participated In Racist Internet Trolling Group “Gay N***er Association of America”


    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to MarkS. | September 18, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    This also means their accreditation associations are racist, the Southern, North Central, Etc.

Calling class-action lawyers, calling class-action lawyers:

Princeton University, with its multi-billion-dollar endowment, has just publicly admitted that it has spent many decades defrauding education consumers!

Run, do not walk, to your nearest courthouse and get your class certified today! Don’t miss out on this easy money!

“This standard should be applied to all colleges and universities which self-identify as racist institutions.”

Y-y-y-e-e-a-a-h-h baby! Recapture that mal-invested taxpayer money! Don’t even wait. The president of Princeton just declared their guilt.

Diversity (i.e. color judgment), not limited to racism, refers to dogmatic systems, processes, and beliefs closely held by the Progressive Church, which denies individual dignity, denies individual conscience, and normalizes color blocs, color quotas, and affirmative discrimination. Diversity dogma underlies the ostensibly “secular” Pro-Choice, selective, opportunistic, politically congruent (“=”) quasi-religion (“ethics”) adopted by many, most liberal (i.e. generational, divergent) ideologues.

Yep, we most definitely need four more years of Trump.

    Dantzig93101 in reply to Paul. | September 18, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    It would be a mixture of good and bad, but it’s arguable that we need four years of the Trump that leftists SAY he is.

It is its call Affirmative action and quotas

    MattMusson in reply to 2smartforlibs. | September 18, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    It is common knowledge that Asians must score higher on their SAT’s to get into Princeton than anyone else. 200+ pts higher than other minorities and higher than whites.

    Maybe that is what he meant?

I LOVE the smell of a evil being outflanked and being destroyed in their own attack.

THIS is how he’ll pay for the Wall !!

Not from Mexico, but from the Liberals

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to mochajava76. | September 18, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    My bad. I just did not understand President Trump’s Brooklyn accent. All this time President Trump has been saying:

    ” I’ll make the Marxists pay for the wall!”

Does this come under the category of….

These spineless (and, apparently, equally brainless!) university administrators finally really(!) WOKE up and now they’re smelling the coffee?

…and it smells a LOT like a fire has just been lit underneath their collective rear ends!

*sniff sniff* Hey, what’s cooking?
*looks down* Arrrgth, it’s US!

Morning Sunshine | September 18, 2020 at 12:14 pm

Did someone say we have so much winning we would get tired of winning? Cuz I am NOT there yet.

oh this article makes me laugh and laugh. Now the Dept. of Education (which SHOULD be cancelled) can investigate all they want, and Princeton cannot claim they are being targeted for harassment from the executive department.

Can you imagine the meeting where DeVos brings this up “Mr. President, the president of Princeton has written a letter in support for the BLM and systemic racism movement. I am planning to investigate their claims.” And the sneaky smile that would cross Trump’s face as they war game it.
Talk about handing your enemy the gates to the city.

I need more popcorn. Good thing I found a good deal on butter yesterday!

I wonder if the investigation will force Princeton to stop their “diversity” hiring, where white males are excluded from consideration.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to OldProf2. | September 18, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    Stopping diversity hiring is not enough. Many past diversity hires are not competent. They should have to pass a competency exam and performance review. Incompetents should be fired from current positions and sent to garbage collector schooling.

The article needs to be updated with Princeton’s response. I will summarize:

They are howling like scalded cats!. Bwahahahaha!

But my virtue signal wasn’t supposed to have any consequences!

Play stupid games and win stupid prizes.

If this isn’t a case of play stupid games and win stupid prizes I don’t know what is.

“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”

Put every college in the program under the same challenge: are your organization or employees in violation of our racism statutes in your PPA in any way?
When they answer no, you make that dated statement public every time some nitwit adjunct Tweets their whiny racism accusations.
“Nope – it says right here they are not racists.”

    LibraryGryffon in reply to JeromeF. | September 18, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    Or the reverse. Every time some whiny admin or professor starts tweeting about how higher ed is systemically racist, bring out their organization’s PPA and suggest that a la Princeton, they obviously need to be investigated to see if they were lying to gain money from the Feds.

As you could have expected, Princeton has doubled down in its response and is implying the probe is both racist and an attack on academic freedom:

The Friendly Grizzly | September 18, 2020 at 2:17 pm

Plenty of petard… who is hoisting?

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | September 18, 2020 at 4:29 pm


    noun: petard; plural noun: petards

    a small bomb made of a metal or wooden box filled with powder, used to blast down a door or to make a hole in a wall.
    a kind of firework that explodes with a sharp report.

    Definitions from Oxford Languages

    Petard – Wikipedia

    A petard is a small bomb used for blowing up gates and walls when breaching fortifications. It is of French origin and dates back to the 16th century. A typical petard was a conical or rectangular metal device containing 2–3 kg (5 or 6 pounds) of gunpowder, with a slow match for a fuse.

    Wonder where the hoisting comes in……???

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | September 18, 2020 at 4:23 pm

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


Of course, all affirmative action at universities (where most students get some sort of public funding or loan guarantees) violates Title VI (which is one of the few parts of the Civil Rights Act that isn’t un-Constitutional).

Funny how I don’t know one racist yet go to a Leftist Seminary and they are all over the place.

JusticeDelivered | September 18, 2020 at 5:28 pm

Feds investigating is good, but also, we lots of white and Asian discrimination lawsuits. Universities need to be hemorrhaging large amounts of money. That will drive change.

Also, Affirmative Action is really affirmative discrimination and bald faced racism. It needs to be rooted out.

Everyone should be judged on merit, such judgement should be completely color blind.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to JusticeDelivered. | September 18, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Would be nice if LI posted some articles on how to go about filing some class action lawsuits, and other types of lawsuits.

    I have heard the rumor that some of them are lawyers.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | September 18, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Did this postal worker going “postal” go to Princeton?????

33 Year-Old Postal Worker Punches 84 Year-Old Woman For Supporting Trump… – Weasil Zippers.

The point here, of course, is not to actually find evidence of racism and take back all the money, it’s to force this ice-digger to state under oath that there is no systemic racism at Princeton after all, that his letter was a load of garbage, and that everything he’s said on the topic has been a lie. This is straight out of Alinsky.

    Arminius in reply to Milhouse. | September 19, 2020 at 3:11 am

    To riff off the use of “of course” in your previous comment obviously we all know we’re not the only ones to figure these things out. “Of course” it’s been obvious they’ve been lying for months or, as alleged in this letter for the DoE, years.

    Really the only interesting question is what will they cop to.

    I’m not so sure they want to publicly admit they’re blowing smoke now about systemic racism and all the other bullshit they’re going along with. They may weigh their options and decide pleading guilty to violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the lesser of two evils. It guarantees a period of protective custody in Club Fed, secure from the Nazguls they created in their social justice/Frankenstein’s lab. The Nazguls who are now out for revenge.

just down the road, they’ll want to get all student loan debt cancelled due to exposure in a knowingly racist university environment

Cancelled out of the endowment, you mean. Right?

Discovery is gonna be lit.