The Department of Education has informed Princeton University that it is under investigation following the school president's declaration that racism was "embedded" in the institution.
H/T: Washington Examiner
President Christopher Eisgruber published an open letter earlier this month claiming that "racism and the damage it does to people of color persist at Princeton" and that "racist assumptions" are "embedded in structures of the University itself."
According to a letter the Department of Education sent to Princeton that was obtained by the Washington Examiner, 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."
Epic: Princeton Declares Itself Racist, Betsy Devos Immediately Opens an Investigation Into Their Racism https://t.co/MtmoiNSmFw— RedState (@RedState) September 18, 2020
If you want to embrace critical race theory & declare that your institution is systematically racist then don't be surprised when people believe you...— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) September 18, 2020
This development is delicious. https://t.co/BgdfA7Ok8y
Princeton University may have to pay back $75m in federal funding after its president admitted racism was 'embedded' at school https://t.co/2F0eWVRzZY— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) September 18, 2020
The Trump administration opened a civil rights investigation into Princeton after its president acknowledged the role of systemic racism at the university. https://t.co/bxdZGJpRuO— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 18, 2020
Read the full letter below.