(Natural News) For more than a century-and-a-half after our founding, American liberal social reformers and academics pushed for true equality for all citizens as specified in the Constitution. In the 1960s, the civil rights movement was born on American college and university campuses.
The cultural and societal progress our country made as a result of that tumult was beneficial to us all. Finally, it appeared as though our country had realized our founding objective that ‘all men (and women) are created equal” and that in the eyes of the law, there can be no discrimination based on race, ethnicity, sex, creed, religion, or anything else.
Many of today’s college and university campuses, however, are becoming retroactive versions of themselves, reintroducing long-outdated concepts of race when it comes to who can attend their institutes of higher learning and who cannot.
As reported by Breitbart News, two of those institutions are also our country’s oldest: Ivy League Yale and Ivy League Harvard universities.
And you thought the folks who ran those two places were so progressive, forward-thinking, tolerant, and striving for equality.
“New reports suggest that Harvard and Yale are ignoring Federal guidelines against the use of race in university admissions,” the news site reported.
At issue, according to The National Sentinel, are new guidelines issued by the Trump administration to replace old ones issued by the Obama regime instructing universities to be racists when it comes to admissions. The stated objective was to ‘ensure racial diversity among the student population,’ which isn’t a bad objective unless, of course, you fail to admit qualified students who don’t meet your skin color quota system.
The National Sentinel noted:
The Constitution calls for equality. Federal statutes forbid the use of race as a qualifier for anything in the public and private sector.
So why would Obama authorize universities to bar students and admit students based on their skin color?
We don’t know and neither does POTUS Trump. So he’s ditching Obama’s racist administration standards and qualifiers for higher education admissions.
And the Trump administration is racist?
But officials at Harvard and Yale are pushing back, Fox News reported, though Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her administration have determined that the Obama-era guidelines are beyond what the Constitution (and statutory law) permit despite Supreme Court precedent on the issue. In addition, the Justice Department enjoined a lawsuit filed against Harvard by the group Students for Fair Admissions over the Ivy League school’s illegal discrimination against Asian-Americans. (Related: How is this not racism? Texas university students launch “No Whites Allowed” magazine.)
“It’s racial discrimination and it’s a quota. The quota today is against Asians, much like the quota back in the 1920s and 30s was against Jews,” said Edward Blum, president of the group, in a recent interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. “You cannot remedy past discrimination with new discrimination, and that’s what colleges are doing.”
Harvard is rejecting that reasonable argument. “Harvard will continue to vigorously defend its right, and that of all colleges and universities, to consider race as one factor among many in college admissions, which has been upheld by the Supreme Court for more than 40 years,” Harvard spokesperson Rachael Dane told the network.
According to the Yale Daily News, that university will also defy the Trump administration’s rule change recommendations, again claiming — hypocritically — that discrimination is necessary to achieve ‘diversity.’
It’s insanity; all these schools are attempting to do is legitimize their racism and discrimination. And Trump and his supporters are supposed to be the racists.
One ‘trump’ card, if you will, that the administration has is that by continuing to use race as a qualifier for admission the institutions are putting their federal funding at risk. Now, if DeVos moves to cut them off they’re likely going to sue — and will cherry pick a court where they’ll win the first round.
But if any federal, state or private entity is allowed to use a person’s skin color for any reason as a qualifier, then our equality statutes and constitutional provisions are meaningless.
Read more about Left-wing academic insanity at CampusInsanity.com.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.