Princeton Is Not Racist, but Race-Obsessed

Students walk past Princeton University’s Nassau Hall in Princeton, N.J. (Dominick Reuter/Reuters)
The true nature of ‘antiracism’ presents a mortal danger to the university’s commitment to genuine equality of treatment and academic excellence.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n a strange new twist of the “Princeton is racist” saga, the United States Department of Education (DOE) announced on September 17 an investigation of Princeton’s self-declared racist practices. In his virtue-signaling competition with leaders of other top U.S. universities, President Christopher Eisgruber created this crisis by asserting, in a letter addressed to the Princeton community on September 2, that “racism and the damage it does to the people of color persist at Princeton” and “racist assumptions remain embedded in the structure of the university itself.” This, as the DOE now points out, runs afoul of Title VI of the

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Sergiu Klainerman is the Higgins Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University, a MacArthur fellow, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Arts and Sciences, and foreign member of the French Academy.


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