U.S. Ed. Dept. takes Princeton’s self-eval as ‘racist’ seriously; opens investigation

U.S. Ed. Dept. takes Princeton’s self-eval as ‘racist’ seriously; opens investigation
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[Ed. – Princeton president probably assumed he could simply make a ridiculous gesture and suffer no consequences.  As Tyler O’Neil put it at PJM, DeVos is calling his bluff.]

The Department of Education has informed Princeton University that it is under investigation following the school president’s declaration that racism was “embedded” in the institution.

President Christopher Eisgruber published an open letter earlier this month claiming that “racism and the damage it does to people of color persist at Princeton” and that “racist assumptions” are “embedded in structures of the University itself.”

According to a letter the Department of Education sent to Princeton that was obtained by the Washington Examiner, such an admission from Eisgruber raises concerns that Princeton has been receiving tens of millions of dollars of federal funds in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which declares that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

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