“Currently, the field of nutrition is overwhelmingly comprised of white researchers.”
It’s astounding how often this happens now. Does anyone on the left remember the Civil Rights Movement?
FOX News reports:
UNC-Chapel Hill deletes fellowship criteria excluding White people after civil rights complaint
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has deleted criteria for a nutrition fellowship program, for which only applicants who were Black, indigenous or people of color were eligible, following a civil rights complaint.
The Global Food Research Program webpage for the university, under the criteria section, initially said that students who wish to apply must be of “Racial/ethnic background of Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC) that is historically marginalized in academia and the field of nutrition in the United States.”
“Currently, the field of nutrition is overwhelmingly comprised of white researchers. Increased BIPOC representation in food policy research is critical for developing effective, equitable, comprehensive, and culturally competent policies that address nutrition-related health disparities,” the application initially read, according to The Wayback Machine.
On Dec. 19, Do No Harm senior fellow and University of Michigan Professor Mark Perry sent a federal civil rights complaint to the Washington, D.C., Office for Civil Rights for “illegal discrimination on the basis of race, color, and/or national origin in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
“In violation of Title VI, non-BIPOC students are illegally excluded from the FERN program, illegally denied the benefits of this program, and illegally discriminated against on the basis of their race, color and national origin,” Perry wrote.
The webpage has since scrubbed such criteria and is now open to undergraduate students with a second- or third-year academic standing and an expressed interest in food and nutrition, who are pursuing advanced degrees or credentials in public health and nutrition, in an update first spotted by The Daily Caller.
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