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U. of Cincinnati Allegedly Excluding White and Asian Males From STEM Program

U. of Cincinnati Allegedly Excluding White and Asian Males From STEM Program

“the university continues to discriminate not only based on gender but also race”

This is easy to believe because in the mind of the progressive left in higher education, it is underrepresented groups that need the most help getting into a program like this.

The College Fix reports:

University STEM program excludes white and Asian males, complaint alleges

The U.S. Department of Education continues to allow the University of Cincinnati to discriminate against white and Asian males in its newly worded “Undergraduates Pursuing Research and Science Program,” according to a longtime economics scholar.

Mark Perry, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Michigan-Flint, told The College Fix that the university responded to a federal inquiry into its discrimination against male applicants by making the program discriminatory against white and Asian male students instead.

The public university in Ohio did this by changing the language of a STEM program to advertise it as open to applicants “from under-represented groups pursuing degrees and careers in STEM fields.” Previously, UC advertised it as a “Research Experience for Women Undergraduates.”

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights first opened an inquiry in November 2020. In May 2022, OCR informed Perry that it had closed its investigation into the university’s Women in Science and Engineering program because it is no longer limited by sex.

This resolution did not satisfy Perry, who said the change makes the situation worse, not better. He said he has filed a new complaint (below) against the program.

“It’s a well-known and accepted statistical fact that the two main groups who do not qualify as being ‘under-represented in STEM fields’ are (a) White males and (b) Asian males,” Perry told The Fix.

Therefore, the university continues to discriminate not only based on gender but also race, he said.

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Idonttweet | June 21, 2022 at 8:39 am

Can someone explain why it took a year and a half for an inquiry to conclude that a program billed as a “Research Experience for Women Undergraduates” discriminates based on sex?


     
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    henrybowman in reply to Idonttweet. | June 21, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    It probably didn’t take them a year to determine that, it took that year to determine whether this blatant discrimination was one of the “perfectly all right and in fact we’d applaud you for doing it” classes of discrimination according to federal guidelines. Title IX, case in point.


     
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    Dimsdale in reply to Idonttweet. | June 22, 2022 at 7:40 am

    NIH funding for two years is a lot more free money.

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