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Cornell Professor Warns ‘Anti-Racism’ Training Mandate Will Exacerbate ‘Toxic’ Campus Environment

A building on the campus of Cornell University in Ithica, N.Y. (Natalie Ter/Getty Images)

Cornell University’s Faculty Senate will vote this week on a slate of “anti-racism” proposals, including whether to mandate an educational requirement on “racism, bias and equity” for students and faculty.

The group will vote on a set of six resolutions, which come after university president Martha Pollack tasked the Faculty Senate with developing plans for the creation and implementation of such a requirement in July 2020.

William A. Jacobson, a clinical professor of law at Cornell Law School, has stood in vocal opposition to the proposals, which explore and endorse, to varying degrees, possibilities for a for-credit training on anti-racism.

“I am unequivocally against

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