The US Department of Education began an investigation after its president at Princeton University acknowledged that racism is ‘inherent’ in the institution.
Trump administration officials on Wednesday addressed a letter to Princeton University President Christopher Eyesgruber over his recent comments about systematic racism.
The Department of Education (DOE) noted that Princeton University had received more than $ 75 million in federal funding, presumably despite not complying with Title VI mandates.
‘No person, of race, color, or national origin in the United States, shall be denied benefits of discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance, or discrimination if not involved in participation, or discrimination. Can be a victim of. ‘ To the DOE.
Under such a statute, federal officials claimed that Eicherguber’s acknowledgment made them question the university’s commitment to non-discriminatory practices.
The US Department of Education said this week that it published an open letter at Princeton University addressing systematic racism by its president Christopher Eicherber.
“” Based on its accepted racism, the US Department of Education (“Department”) assures equal opportunity in Princeton’s non-discrimination and its program participation agreements, which is inaccurate from at least 2013 to the present, “the letter. Read.
‘The department further knows Princeton might, or should have known, these assurances were false at the time they were made.
‘Finally, the department may further falsely misrepresent Princeton’s many nondiscasion and equal opportunity claims for students, parents, and consumers in the market for education certificates, false, misleading, and actionable enough.’
Subsequently, the DOE may force Princeton University to pay millions of dollars collected over the years.
The DOE, led by US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, requested additional documents and interviews with selected individuals.
On September 2, Isgreuber published an open letter on the Princeton University website discussing efforts to combat systemic racism.
The paper was intended to focus on initiatives implemented at Princeton University to address racial inequality.
Princeton University President Christopher Eicherber (pictured) wrote in an open letter on 2 September that ‘racist perceptions from the past are also embedded in the university’s structures’
The letter read: ‘Casteism and its harm, though in our society, sometimes with conscious intentions, but sometimes with ignorant perceptions and stereotypes, ignorance or insensitivity, and past decisions and policies’ Continues through systemic inheritance. .
Race-based disparities in America’s health care, policing, education, and employment systems profoundly affect the lives of our employees, students, and faculty of color.
‘Racist assumptions from the past are also embedded in university structures.’
The letter cited an example of systematic racism at the institute, such as ‘programs to Princeton held at least nine departments from previous generations and around European languages and culture, but only one, relatively small program in African studies.’
Princeton University has acknowledged in the past that participation in racism began in 1746, when it was established as a college in New Jersey.
According to the Princeton University website, “All slaves owned by the first nine presidents of the university sold slaves on campus in 1766 and slaves lived at the president’s house.”
Betsy DeVos (Picture), US Secretary of Education, answers questions after a visit to Forsyth Central High School in Cumming, Georgia.
Following the DOE’s announcement, Princeton University issued a statement emphasizing the agency’s allegations.
“It is unfortunate that the Department sincerely believes that the country is grappling with the history and prevailing effects of systemic racism,” the statement said.
‘The university disagrees and looks forward to furthering our educational mission by stating that our statements and actions are not only in line with the law, but also in line with the highest ideals and aspirations of this country.’
The statement also furthers the institute’s stance about systemic racism and defended Iserguru’s mention of racism in school.
‘The university is also tied to our statements about the pervasiveness of systemic racism and our commitment to its continuing effects, including racial injustice and race-based inequalities that persist throughout American society.’ Read it.
Under the Trump administration, experts told The New York Times that this latest investigation suggested a move to stop a race-based college commission by conservative politicians
As noted by The New York Times, this investigation by the DOE is the latest in a series of constraints imposed on the Ivy Legs by the Trump administration.
Experts told NYTimes that the decisions were likely an extension of GOP efforts to block race-based college admissions.
In August, the US Department of Justice accused Yale University of breaking federal laws by discriminating against Asian-Americans and white Americans.
As a result, the DOJ was asked to stop looking at race or national origin when considering admissions. The DOJ threatened a lawsuit if Yale University did not comply, but the school refused earlier this week.
Yale University argued that its admissions policies were consistent with federal law.