Racism in Higher Education

Racism in Higher Education


American colleges are awash in a crisis of racism—but not the same racism they claim to be fighting. Universities—both public and private—collectively spend hundreds of millions of dollars on diversity infrastructure and mandatory “anti-racism” training for both faculty and students. But instead of teaching the principles of the Constitution that inspired the Civil Rights Movement such as color blindness and equality of opportunity for all, these campus diversity programs promote their own sinister brand of racism, insisting that all white people are privileged racists, and that all “black and brown” people are inherently victims of white oppressors. Meanwhile, these universities practice systemic racism against whites and Asians in their admissions policies, all in the name of “social justice.”

As author David Horowitz elucidates in his book, The Enemy Within: How a Totalitarian Movement is Destroying America, “Diversity Training programs are not about racial sensitivity. They are about the demonization of white people and the constitutional order of individual freedom, equality and accountability the American Founders created.”

When President Trump was asked in 2020 by Fox News debate moderator Chris Wallace to justify his decision to end racial sensitivity training programs for federal agencies based on the doctrines of “white privilege” and “critical race theory,” he described his decision even more bluntly. “I ended it because it’s racist. I ended it because a lot of people were complaining that they were asked to do things that were absolutely insane. That it was a radical revolution that was taking place in our military, in our schools, all over the place. And you know it and so does everybody else.”

Both Harvard and Yale universities have faced civil rights lawsuits challenging this discrimination and have been forced into legal contortions in an effort to defend their illegal and racist conduct. Other campuses, such as Cornell and Elon University have openly promoted racially restricted courses or programs on their websites in blatant violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Prominent schools such as the University of Pittsburgh are increasingly requiring students to enroll in mandatory “anti-racism” courses that deride truly anti-racist principles such as “color blindness” and “meritocracy” as “microaggressions” while promoting race-based hiring and admissions as the antidote to “systemic racism,” which is already illegal under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Source: “The Top Ten Most Racist Colleges and Universities,” by the David Horowitz Freedom Center (2021).

Additional Resources:

The Top Ten Most Racist Colleges and Universities
By the David Horowitz Freedom Center

America’s Crisis is the Universities

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