Every time America starts taking steps in the right direction, we are knocked backwards by people like this:
A Pomona College geology professor, in California, is pushing to enroll students based on race…..let that sink in.
Here’s what happened, the professor Linda Reinen sent out an email about earthquakes in Southern California, but then mentioned that that she prefers “students of color” to take her lower enrollment course. WTH?
According to The Claremont Independent, here is what she said:
I encourage students who PERM this course to indicate how their background, experience, and/or interests could contribute to diversifying perspectives in the course. In resolving PERMs I will strive to identify students for whom the small-section setting has the potential to be of particular benefit. I am especially interested in seeing PERM requests from students of color, first generation or low-income students, international, and students early in their college career (first two years); such students are especially encouraged to apply.
According to The Claremont Independent, Dr. Reinen did not respond to the newspaper’s request for comment on how one’s race, income, national origin, or age were necessary in registering for a course about earthquakes.
This email follows an outrageous letter written by Pomona College students that claimed that truth is “a construct of the Euro-West that is deeply rooted in the Enlightenment, which was a movement that also described Black and Brown people as both subhuman and impervious to pain.” The same letter also called upon administrators to “take action” against The Claremont Independent‘s editorial staff for “its continual perpetuation of hate speech, anti-Blackness, and intimidation toward students of marginalized backgrounds.”
Here is the email she sent out:
How could that possibly be a step in the right direction?