The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into Princeton University, the president of which has admitted to being ‘embedded’ in a racist institution.
Officials with the Trump administration spoke Wednesday in a letter to Princeton University President Christopher Escruber.
The Department of Education (DOE) noted that Princeton University received more than $ 75 million in federal funding, despite not complying with Title VI Order.
‘No person in the United States shall be excluded from participation on the basis of race, color or national descent, will be denied benefits, or will be discriminated against under any scheme or activity receiving federal financial assistance.’
Under such a law, federal officials said Eisgroper’s approval called into question the university’s commitment to non-discriminatory practices.
The U.S. Department of Education said it would launch an investigation into Princeton University this week after its president, Christopher Escruber, released an open letter on formal racism.
The letter read, “In light of the accepted racism, the U.S. Department of Education (” Department “) misrepresents the Equality Opportunity Guarantees in its program participation agreements, blindly and at least from 2013 to the present.”
‘The department is further concerned that Princeton may or may not have known that these guarantees were false at the time they were issued.
“Finally, the Department is further concerned that many of Princeton’s false and equitable claims for students, parents and consumers in the educational certification market may be misleading, misleading and substantially misleading.”
Then, the DOE may force Princeton University to repay the millions of dollars it has raised over the years.
The DOE, led by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Divos, requested additional documentation and interviews with selected individuals.
On September 2, Icegroup published an open letter on Princeton University’s website discussing efforts to combat formal racism.
This letter was written to draw attention to the efforts implemented at Princeton University to eliminate racial inequality.
Princeton University President Christopher Escrooper (pictured) wrote in an open letter on September 2, ‘Past racist assumptions are also embedded in university structures’
The letter reads: ‘Racism and the damage it does to people of color, however, persists in our community in Princeton, sometimes with conscious intent but often unexplored assumptions and identical, ignorant or insensitive and legitimate legacy of past decisions and policies.
‘Racial inequalities in America’s health care, police, education and employment systems profoundly affect the lives of our staff, students and color teachers.
‘Past racist assumptions are also embedded in university structures.’
The letter provided an example of systematic racism in the company, such as ‘Princeton’s projects organized around at least nine departments and European languages and culture from previous generations, but only a small project in African studies’.
In the past Princeton University has acknowledged its participation in racism, which was founded in 1746 as the College of New Jersey.
“Slaves owned by all of the university’s first nine presidents, a slave sale took place on campus in 1766. The enslaved people lived in the presidential palace until at least 1822. A professor owned a slave in the late 1840s,” the Princeton University website said.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Divos (pictured) answers questions following her visit to Forsyth Middle High School in Cumming, Georgia.
Following the DOE’s announcement, Princeton University issued a statement dismissing the company’s allegations.
“It is unfortunate that the department believes that an honest understanding of the country’s history and the current consequences of formal racism runs in violation of existing law,” the statement said.
“The University does not agree. We look forward to furthering our educational mission by explaining why our statements and actions are consistent not only with the law, but also with the highest ideals and aspirations of this country.”
The report further enhanced the organization’s position on formal racism and supported Escrooper’s reference to racism in school.
“The University also supports our reports on the systematic spread of racism and our commitment to quantifying its continuing consequences, including the persistent racial injustice and racial inequality throughout American society.” It read.
Under the Trump administration, experts recently told The New York Times that conservative politicians recommended action to stop racial college admissions
As mentioned The New York Times, The DOE’s investigation is the latest in a series of blockades in the Ivy League by the Trump administration.
Experts told NYTimes that the results could be an extension of GOP’s efforts to end racial-based college admissions.
In August, the U.S. Justice Department accused Yale University of violating federal law by discriminating against Asian-Americans and white Americans.
As a result, the DOJ was asked to stop looking at race or nationality when considering combinations. Yale University threatened to file a lawsuit against the DOJ if it did not comply, but the school declined earlier this week.
Yale University has argued that its admission policies are in line with federal law.