The Wash. Examiner reports:
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.Maybe Princeton administrators thought that they were just virtue signaling, and that no one would take their statement seriously.
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."
Eisgruber's letter branding the 274-year-old university racist came after a summer of unrest rife with race riots and an open letter from hundreds of Princeton faculty members who wrote, "Anti-Black racism has a visible bearing upon Princeton’s campus makeup." The admission was followed by dozens of "anti-racist" policy change demands. Among them were calls for select faculty race quotas and to "reconsider" the use of standardized testing for admissions.
But taken literally, Princeton was admitted to past racism in violation of federal law, and promising to balance that with future racism, also in violation of federal law. If so, then Princeton is defrauding the federal government out of about $100 million.
Update: Princetone posted:
The University will respond to the Department of Education’s letter in due course. It is unfortunate that the Department appears to believe that grappling honestly with the nation’s history and the current effects of systemic racism runs afoul of existing law.No, Princeton U. is not "grappling honestly". It is just finding excuses for anti-White racism and defrauding taxpayers.
Update: Princeton has admitted to discrimination:
The bonus for African-American applicants is roughly equivalent to an extra 230 SAT points (on a 1600-point scale), to 185 points for Hispanics, 200 points for athletes, and 160 points for children of alumni. The Asian disadvantage is comparable to a loss of 50 SAT points.