Category Archives: Affirmative Action

February 19, 2021

Cornell charges students $1,800 for racially-segregated rock climbing class, frantically scrubs website when confronted

A Cornell University course titled “BIPOC Rock Climbing,” was originally restricted to “people who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other people of color.” When Campus Reform contacted the school, Cornell officials edited the course description to remove the race-based enrollment restriction.

Cornell University altered the course description of a racially-segregated physical education course offered to students during the Spring 2021 academic semester after Campus Reform reached out for comment.

The class, entitled “BIPOC Rock Climbing,” was originally restricted to “people who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other people of color,” before its description was edited to state that the class is “designed to enable Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other people of color underrepresented in the sport of rock climbing to learn the sport and to feel included and supported.” 

The course’s original description, noting the class’s race-based enrollment restriction, is still visible, courtesy of an internet archive.

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January 3, 2021

2020’s worst examples of university hiring bias

Even as universities have suffered major economic losses due to COVID-19, they have created more paid diversity positions.

1. Pratt Institute offers paid position as a BLM Graduate Assistantship

During and after the racial unrest of this year, universities across the nation decreed their commitment to progressive goals and some gave their full endorsement to the Black Lives Matter movement. However, the Black Lives Matter chapter at the Pratt Institute in New York City upped the ante by directly paying a Graduate student to promote the BLM agenda.

With a pay of $16 an hour, the Graduate Assistant is expected to assist the planning of BLM events, promote the chapter on social media and archive artifacts from all those BLM events. 

Pratt BLM’s website states that part of the chapter’s curriculum is to, “encourage and collaborate with faculty members to incorporate the #BlackLivesMatter movement into their class curriculum.”

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December 18, 2020

Nation’s No. 1 High School Poised To Pick Students Based On Race, Not Achievement

The Jefferson fiasco underscores how activist school leaders and alumni, from California to Massachusetts, are conspiring to recklessly overhaul school policies, education standards, and curriculum this year.

After a crusade by educational arsonists targeting the nation’s No. 1 high school, America’s meritocracy is about to go up in flames.

The Fairfax County School Board is set to vote Thursday night to gut the race-blind, merit-based admissions testing process at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. T.J. is a state-chartered magnet school legislated to serve academically gifted and advanced students. The school board plans to replace the testing with a lottery or subjective selection process akin to a popularity contest.

The results of Freedom of Information Act inquiries reveal the attack on the school was months in the making. The campaign included one of the people most entrusted to protect the school, its students, and its families: the principal, working in sync with public school officials and radical alumni activists. The school principal and district officials didn’t respond to requests for comment.

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October 17, 2020

DOJ sues Yale for discriminating against Whites, Asian Americans

Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Eric Dreiband stated that “Illegal race discrimination by colleges and universities must end. All persons who apply for admission to colleges and universities should expect and know that they will be judged by their character, talents and achievements and not the color of their skin. To do otherwise is to permit our institutions to foster stereotypes, bitterness, and division.”

After concluding a two-year investigation into discrimination allegations against Yale University, the Department of Justice announced it is suing the Ivy League school. As previously reported by Campus Reform in August, the DOJ’s investigation found that “Yale University illegally discriminates against White and Asian-American applicants in its undergraduate admissions process, thus violating the Civil Rights act of 1964.”

A complaint from Asian-American groups sparked the two-year investigation, which concluded that “White and Asian-American applicants have a one-tenth to one-fourth chance of admission compared with African-Americans who have the same or similar qualifications.” The DOJ told the University that it was not allowed to “use race or national origin in its upcoming 2020-2021 undergraduate admissions cycle.”

In the latest update, the DOJ filed the lawsuit against Yale after it failed to change its admissions process. 

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March 31, 2020

Dispensable Diversity

We never needed the legion of diversicrat fifth wheels. Now, anyone who cares to look will see that they are getting paid for doing nothing.

The National Association of Scholars has always thought that large numbers of higher education administrators were—deadwood? Pernicious? Disastrous in their effects on students, as they sent them off on jolly Red Guardish consciousness-raising spring breaks? Some misbegotten laboratory experiment, that crossbred Tammany Hall, OGPU commissars, and the Golgafrincham Ark Fleet Ship B?

The coronavirus allows us to put it more simply: the diversity bureaucrats, and all their cronies, are dispensable.

Diversity Weekends, with all the supplies and busywork needed to make them happen? No students, no staffers, no weekend festivity. Multicultural Film Festivals? Screening canceled, screening canceled, no film at eleven. The lectures on microaggressions have been preempted by microbes—invisible beasties which actually do cause harm. The Bias Response Teams must satisfy themselves with screenshots of professors lecturing from their laptops. The service-learning spring break became a staycation. Our colleges scramble to perform their essential function—teaching—and the emergency makes starkly clear just how useless are the diversity bureaucrats larded through higher education administration.

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December 12, 2019

VOX REBUTTAL: Affirmative Action Debunked! | Louder with Crowder (Video)

Steven Crowder explains the glaring problems with Vox’s defense of Affirmative Action and reveals how this policy is actually racist at its core.

February 11, 2018

Race and Affirmative Action (Video)

Neither the subject of race nor the word slavery is mentioned in the U.S. Constitution. The Founding generation believed that slavery was a necessary evil that would eventually be abolished. However, due to various reasons, slavery only became more deeply entrenched, and the Civil War was fought to decide the matter. In response to injustices of the past, 20th-century politicians devised an affirmative action system that aimed to guarantee equal outcomes at the expense of equal rights for all.

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January 13, 2018

Former dean says Mizzou fired her for questioning racial quotas

A former dean is suing the University of Missouri School of Medicine, alleging that she was fired because of her race and for expressing skepticism of certain diversity initiatives. Dr. Rachel Brown claims that she began to face retaliation after she suggested that legal counsel review a proposal to impose racial quotas in admissions.

A former dean is suing the University of Missouri School of Medicine for wrongful termination, alleging that she was fired because of her race and skepticism of certain diversity initiatives.

Dr. Rachel Brown, former associate dean of recruitment, admission, and student life at MU’s medical school, filed a lawsuit against her former employer on December 18 in which she claims that race was a “contributing factor” in her termination.

After Mizzou’s infamous 2015 protests, followed by a 2016 accreditation review that “found deficiencies” in the School of Medicine’s diversity practices, Brown recommended that it seek “external consultation about the issues of diversity and inclusion.”

According her lawsuit, she argued at the time that “the diversity initiatives at the School of Medicine were fragmented and misaligned,” suggesting that “the single-minded pursuit of racial and ethnic minority applicants” posed both legal risks and moral problems.

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December 6, 2017

UMich students demand more paid ‘diversity labor’

The University of Michigan’s Graduate Employees Organization is demanding that the school pay more students to perform “diversity labor” in order to make campus “more livable, and survivable.”

Students at the University of Michigan are demanding that the school pay more students to do “diversity labor,” saying the six students already employed aren’t nearly enough.

In April, at least 250 students staged a sit-in at the school to advocate for paid diversity labor, according to The Michigan Daily, which resulted in the school hiring six graduate students, who now receive $9,868 per semester their work

But the school’s Graduate Employees Organization (GEO), which represents numerous graduate students, is now calling for the school to hire at least 23 students, with Jennifer Piedmont, the head of the GEO’s diversity committee, telling Campus Reform that making the school “survivable” requires more diversity labor.

Diversity labor, she said, is “about making the campus climate more livable, and survivable,” adding that graduate students should be compensated for everything they do to “survive and thrive in their departments” while fighting “against enduring structures of oppression or stratification” on campus.

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November 24, 2017

White Candidates Banned from Applying for Job at BBC, Where Ethnic Minorities Already Over-Represented

A job advert offering “an exceptional and unique opportunity to train as a broadcast journalist” at the BBC says it is only open to non-white applicants.

Posted to the jobs section of w4mp — the Westminster political, media, and lobbying jobs portal — on Tuesday, the advert states plainly that the year-long, paid internship at the BBC World Service is “only open to candidates from a black, Asian or non-white ethnic minority background”.

The advert was placed by Creative Access, a registered charity which — as previously reported by Breitbart London — offers highly desirable, paid internships at top media companies, from which white people are excluded from applying.

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