“Etown is faltering on its obligations to protect student rights”
Many colleges and universities are straight-up ignoring the push back over CRT and just doubling down.
The College Fix reports:
Elizabethtown College under scrutiny after barring anti-CRT speaker, hosting racially segregated events
A private college in Pennsylvania is facing increased scrutiny this semester after barring a guest speaker critical of critical race theory from speaking on campus as well as hosting a series of events on racism that barred white people from attending.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education on Nov. 23 flagged Elizabethtown College for the incidents and argued the private institution has engaged in discrimination, censorship, and is “quickly gaining a reputation for disregarding student rights.”
The foundation noted that, making matters worse, administrators have ignored its letters and remained silent in the face of such Constitutional criticisms.
“Etown is faltering on its obligations to protect student rights,” the foundation argued, calling on the college to “right the ship and show that its commitments to free expression — and nondiscrimination — are more than just lip service.”
Elizabethtown College’s annual tuition and fees are $34,600, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Nichole Gonzalez, dean of students and head of diversity, equity and belonging, did not respond to requests from The College Fix seeking comment.
The incidents that sparked the concerns took place throughout the fall semester.
In one, the college hosted workshops on racism Oct. 12, Oct. 21 and Nov. 2 that restricted white people from attending.
“Participants in this three-session series facilitated by Dr. Dawnielle Simmons and Ellis Bonds will receive a copy of ‘Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America’ by Ijeoma Oluo and engage in reflective exercises around the text and their own experiences. The programming for this event is for participants who identify as individuals of color,” the college advertised.
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