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Google Sets Limits on How Many White, Asian Students Can be Nominated for Fellowship Program

Google Sets Limits on How Many White, Asian Students Can be Nominated for Fellowship Program

“And it is illegal for universities receiving federal funds to nominate students based on race under Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.”

Remember, it’s not racist if you’re excluding whites and Asians. From The Washington Free Beacon:

Google is setting strict caps on the number of white and Asian students that universities can nominate for a prestigious fellowship program, a policy legal experts say likely violates civil rights law and could threaten the federal funding of nearly every elite university in the United States.

The Google Ph.D. Fellowship, which gives promising computer scientists nearly $100,000, allows each participating university—a group that includes most elite schools—to nominate four Ph.D. students annually. “If a university chooses to nominate more than two students,” Google says, “the third and fourth nominees must self-identify as a woman, Black / African descent, Hispanic / Latino / Latinx, Indigenous, and/or a person with a disability.”

That criterion, which an archived webpage shows has been in place since at least April 2020, is almost certainly illegal, civil rights lawyers told the Washington Free Beacon—both for Google and the universities.

“It is illegal for Google to enter into contracts based on race under the Civil Rights Act of 1866,” said Adam Mortara, the lead trial lawyer for the plaintiffs in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, who are pressing the Supreme Court to outlaw affirmative action. “And it is illegal for universities receiving federal funds to nominate students based on race under Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.”

That means nearly every top school in the United States could be at risk of losing its federal funding. Since Google’s discriminatory rule went into effect, a long list of universities has nominated students for the fellowship: Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Princeton, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Johns Hopkins, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, the University of California Berkeley, and New York University.

Those schools also have their own policies banning discrimination by race, gender, or disability—the three categories on which Google requires them to base fellowship nominations.

“The Google Fellowship program is a blatantly unlawful and immoral quota plan that pits students against one another by skin color and ethnic heritage,” said Edward Blum, the founder of Students for Fair Admissions. “Our nation’s enduring civil rights laws were passed to specifically forbid this type of racial discrimination.”

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Comments

The Gentle Grizzly | August 24, 2022 at 11:03 am

Where would Google be without Whites and Asians?

Since Gaggle, Twatter, Fakebook and the rest of Big Data are essentially and effectively agents of the government, how can they get away with this unconstitutional and racist program?

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Idonttweet. | August 24, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    By calling it Affirmative Action.

    Milhouse in reply to Idonttweet. | August 26, 2022 at 1:59 am

    Because they’re not agents for the government. Nobody in the government ever told Google to make these grants, or to set those rules. They did that on their own, so they are not bound by the constitution. They are, however, still bound by the ordinary law that binds everyone, and they’re almost certainly breaking it.

So Google is the real racist?

That means nearly every top school in the United States could be at risk of losing its federal funding

Surely a meaningless threat.

Hey look, racism!