In this day and age, people will find racism where none is to be found. They will make stuff up just to push the narrative that this nation is inherently racist and must be culled and changed fundamentally. Hoax after hoax pops up alleging some racial incident that never occurred (see: Jussie Smollett and Bubba Wallace).
When it’s not a hysterical, Leftist black person making up a racial hoax, it’s hysterical, Leftist white people who randomly claim racism to have happened where and when it did not happen, supposedly “admitting” benefiting from “white privilege” or some such nonsense and asking for forgiveness for it.
That is nothing but virtue signaling, which Leftists are experts at. However, these things don’t always go how these radical Leftists expect.
Recently, Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber essentially admitted to there being racism on his college campus, saying the typical virtue signaling bullcrap like “Racism and the damage it does to people of color nevertheless persists at Princeton as in our society… racist assumptions from the past also remain embedded in structures of the University itself.”
Basically, he alleges that there is racism happening on his own college campus and is going through the rounds trying to virtue signal to BLM Inc. and other Leftist organizations that “he is one of the good white people.” “I am an ally,” he is trying to say.
Well, despite this obvious attempt at virtue signaling, the response he received for it was probably unexpected: A Department of Education investigation.
See, it’s one thing for someone like LeBron James to allege that there is racism in America, or even in the NBA (not that he does, considering alleging such a thing would probably risk his ability to make some money). It’s one thing for Joe Biden and elected Democrats to allege there being racism in America. It’s one thing for them to make such broad allegations. But it’s an entirely different thing for a university president to allege there is racism not only in America but in his very own campus.
As a result of this admission, the Department of Education sent the following letter to Princeton University, declaring that the school would be investigated, stating the DOE was “concerned Princeton’s nondiscrimination and equal opportunity assurances in its Program Participation Agreements from at least 2013 to the present may have been false.”
“Based on the facts, the Secretary of Education may consider measures against Princeton for false Program Participation Agreement nondiscrimination assurances, including an action to recover funds. Also, she may consider measures against Princeton for making substantial misrepresentations about the nature of its educational program, including a fine proceeding… the serious, even shocking nature of Princeton’s admissions compel the Department to move with all appropriate speed.”
The Washington Examiner, in covering this story, noted that “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.”
This entire thing is just absolutely hilarious to me. The college’s president probably had no clue that virtue signaling could come back to bite him in the rear this badly.
Now, assuming that the guy was just virtue signaling and there really is no actual case of such foundationally systematic racism to be found in the school, not much will come of this, other than the guy getting utterly humiliated and outright proven wrong. He will come off as an idiot and his narrative will be pushed back against, which won’t accomplish much.
But let’s assume for a second that there is something to be found. The guy would be found to have been right, but as university president, he had the power to keep it from happening and he failed. This attempt to virtue signal, if it is ironically found that there is some validity to the guy’s claim (and no, I don’t think he was admitting to anything; I think he was just attempting to virtue signal everybody), could cost the guy his job and the university much of their funding.
Best case scenario, the guy comes off as a virtue signaling idiot and the narrative he tried to assert gets pushed back a little. Worst case scenario, the guy loses his job and the university loses much of its funding, and a larger investigation could be launched as well, depending on how much the DOE uncovers.
Don’t you just love it when the Left’s attempt to do anything, particularly virtue signal, backfires on them so badly?
FYI, this kind of behavior from the university’s president is not at all surprising. Back in July, Princeton professor of classics Joshua Katz wrote a column criticizing the BLM movement on campus, where he brought up the Black Justice League and their outrageous demands that people “acknowledge, credit, and incentivize anti-racist student activism”, or, in other words, racist political terrorism, and Katz even went as far as to outright call them a “small local terrorist organization”.
Despite how awesome that professor is, and how the country would be in a far better place if there were more university professors out there like him, Eisgruber lashed out at his professor and defended the small terrorist organization.
So to see this same college president declaring that there is unabated racism in his campus (which there was, if the Black Justice League was operating there, considering they are black supremacists) and virtue signaling to everybody about it is not at all surprising or unexpected. This is the behavior of the hysterical Leftist, particularly the white hysterical Leftist.
They so want to “prove” to black people that they are their “allies”, despite the fact that they support the eugenics practice that is abortion (and will often argue that it is a good thing for black women to get abortions) and despite the fact that Leftism has been black people’s number one enemy for centuries.
The hysterical white Leftist will raise their fist in “solidarity” (submission) with hysterical black Leftists and will willingly literally lick the boots of these hysterical black Leftists (and ironically, will call Trump supporters “bootlickers” for supporting the guy).
There is no greater racist than the Leftist, who makes skin color the basis of their entire rationale (if one can even call it that).
To see such a racist Leftist’s virtue signaling backfire so much is simply delicious. The guy very well might lose his job and cost his university a ton of funding because of his attempt to “be an ally” to BLM Inc.
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