Friday, September 18, 2020

Princeton: Well, That Woke Pronouncement Didn't Go As Expected

Mouthing woke bromides in an official capacity can cause issues.

The President of Princeton was quick to abase himself before the BLM masses and pronounced in an open letter, published on their website no less to state that:

Racism and the damage it does to people of color nevertheless persist at Princeton as in our society, sometimes by conscious intention but more often through unexamined assumptions and stereotypes, ignorance or insensitivity, and the systemic legacy of past decisions and policies. 

Racist assumptions from the past also remain embedded in structures of the University itself.

Yep, the President of Princeton publicly announced that Princeton is a racist institution, embedded with racism.   What could possibly go wrong with such a statement?

Now, he meant it in a wonderfully self-abasing progressive way that all the proper-thinking and feeling would understand, but words do mean things after all.

So the Department of Education decided to take action, and based on the admissions by the President in the letter has decided to launch an investigation into whether Princeton has been violating the Civil Rights act and should continue to receive federal funding, as racist institutions should not be receiving federal dollars: 

Washington Examiner:  EXCLUSIVE: Education Department opens investigation into Princeton University after president deems racism 'embedded' in the school

Oopsies.  Yep, Princeton may just lose federal funding for their president's woke announcement that they are a profoundly racist institution if such racism is actually found to exist if not then the President was lying in his letter.  

Even better, it just opened the door to an investigation to see exactly how racist they in fact are - which could look into their admissions policies regarding Jews and Asians which could be rather embarrassing to Princeton as well as other race-based policies they may have adopted.


Weetabix said...

Am I a bad person for how much that story made me laugh?

Aaron said...

Weetabix: Nope. Or, if you are, you're in very good company!

drjim said...

Truly a person unclear on the concept of "Unintended Consequences".....

Robert said...

Weetabix: Nope! Yet another example why the best policy for policy-makers should be to just shaddup.

Scott said...

I don't believe in Karma, but if I did I would say that some serious karmic backlash is about to hit Princeton.

For myself, the New Testament says it aptly: "Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. (Galatians 6:7)"