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What’s Really Behind the Problems at Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research

October 10, 2023

The New York Times — perhaps best known these days for publishing Nikole Hannah Jones’ falsified history of the American Revolution and abetting the Soviet Union’s cover-up of the forced starvation of millions of Ukrainians — is once again batting cleanup for the intellectual and moral (and now good old-fashioned financial) bankruptcy of the left.

This time, the paper’s heavy hitters are trying to piece back together the latest wreckage of diversity, equity and inclusion programming that’s sapping our nation’s educational institutions of their academic rigor.

As student journalists at Boston University’s Daily Free Press and reporters at The Boston Globe helped uncover recently, DEI guru Ibram X. Kendi has recently come under scrutiny for the apparent meltdown of his Center for Antiracist Research, which has soaked donors for up to $50 million in contributions over the past three years while failing, it seems, to do much beyond enrich Mr. Kendi, defraud benefactors, and terrorize lower-level staff workers before firing them en masse.

Read the rest of the op-ed at The Washington Times.

Matt Beienburg is director of education policy at the Goldwater Institute. He also serves as director of the institute’s Van Sittert Center for Constitutional Advocacy.



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