Skip to comments.White Students Are Prohibited From Applying to This UNC Fellowship
Posted on 12/20/2022 6:01:12 AM PST by george76
The public university dragged into court over its race-conscious admissions policy is now advertising a research fellowship that bars white applicants from applying.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—whose affirmative action program, along with that of Harvard University, is under review by the Supreme Court—sponsors the Fellowship for Exploring Research in Nutrition, which accepts applications exclusively from students who are "Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC)," according to the program's website. Fellows earn thousands of dollars, live in on-campus apartments paid for by the university, and receive generous mentorship opportunities, including letters of recommendation.
"The field of nutrition is overwhelmingly comprised of white researchers," an ad for the fellowship states. "Increased BIPOC representation in food policy research is critical for developing effective, equitable, comprehensive, and culturally competent policies that address nutrition-related health disparities."
On Monday, the economist Mark Perry filed a complaint about the fellowship with the District of Columbia's Office of Civil Rights. The complaint, which was reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon, asks the office to investigate the university for "race-based discrimination."
UNC Chapel Hill did not respond to a request for comment.
The program, which UNC Chapel Hill announced last week on its website, comes as UNC Chapel Hill and Harvard await a verdict from the Supreme Court over a lawsuit from Students for Fair Admissions, a nonprofit opposed to affirmative action. The group argues that both schools are violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans racial discrimination by the recipients of federal funds, and that UNC Chapel Hill, as a public university, is also violating the 14th Amendment, which bans racial discrimination by the government.
At oral arguments for the case in October, the Supreme Court's conservative justices seemed receptive to that argument. The nutrition fellowship—and white students' explicit exclusion from it—undercuts the school's claim that it does not discriminate based on race, though in this case the discrimination is occurring outside of the school's admissions office.
"It is indisputable this UNC student research program is racially exclusive and therefore is in violation of our nation's civil rights laws," said Edward Blum, the founder of Students for Fair Admissions. The program is similar to other minority-only fellowships, such as Pfizer's Breakthrough Fellowship, that have been hit with discrimination lawsuits in the past year.
If Students for Fair Admissions wins the case, colleges and universities will no longer be allowed to use race as a factor in admissions. Ryan Park, the solicitor general for North Carolina, told the Supreme Court that such an outcome would deny students "the educational benefits" of diversity. That led to a tense exchange in which Justice Clarence Thomas, who grew up in a segregated town in Georgia, pressed Park to explain what he meant.
"I guess I don't put much stock in that" argument, Thomas interjected, "because I've heard similar arguments in favor of segregation too."
Start my own chapel.
Hmmm, seems racist. 🤪😁
...accepts applications exclusively from students who are “Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC),”
We must discriminate to prevent discrimination.
From the website
Students who wish to apply to FERN must meet all the following criteria:
Undergraduate students with 2nd– or 3rd-year academic standing in Spring 2023, who will graduate later than June 2023
Expressed interest in food and nutrition research
Expressed interest in pursuing further education following completion of undergraduate degree. Applicants should be interested in pursuing advanced degrees or credentials in public health or nutrition — e.g., Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MS), Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Public Health (DrPH). This opportunity is specifically for applicants interested in graduate school, not medical school or other health professional schools.
So...nutrition for non-white people is different? Are they a different species?
Whites should hit the road and take their money with them and let them rot
Well, McDonald’s seems to be an essential source of nutrition, if advertising is anything to go by.
Interesting thing about ‘affirmative action’.
It’s openingly discriminatory, yet you’re not allowed to point to any recipient and say, ‘that person got the job because of affirmative action.’ That would be racist.
Since there is no legal definition, anyone is eligible.
There was once a man from Kenya. He had one White parent and one black. He identified as black and was the recipient of hordes of privileges, including a high-paying very visible job in Washington DC for which he was ill-suited, but no one noticed because he had the right race.
Race-based privileges are illegal, wrong and unconstitutional.
To paraphrase the line from The Wall...
You can’t discuss race unless you use our Marxist comprehension of race! How can you talk about race without our Marxist comprehension?!?
I hope the alums get wind of this and snap their purses shut tight.
Defund the bastards.
Good point. Maybe the should also require applicants to be clowns.
Enjoy the hogback and chitlin’s, chicken liver soup...
Wonder what the outcry would be if this was open for only white applicants?
In America liberals, democrats and progressives promote racism at every opportunity. This is a prime example.
There is an interesting biography published here on one of the Oligarchs whom they supplied with slaves.
There is a reason why this Kenyan's tribe hated Winston Churchill with a purple passion: as Secretary of State for the Colonies, post World War I, Churchill ended the slave trade once and for all, impoverishing the Luo Tribe and sending them to the hills to earn an honest living as herders.
I’m not white
I’m Black Russian
Hmmm, seems racist. 🤪😁
“The field of basketball is overwhelmingly comprised of black players” could be the justification for limiting athletic scholarships.
Oh UNC, don't be so coy! If you really want to degrade and destroy the integrity of your programs, just bring in non-English speaking border invaders. Plus, they all LOVE nutrition, as they seek it daily.
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