Johns Hopkins to Spend $25 Million the next 5 Years for Diversity Reasons

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

More diversity spending, but will it solve anything? Probably not.

Johns Hopkins University does not have the racial baggage of other elite schools, as its president told the community a few weeks ago. It was founded “by an early abolitionist whose philanthropic values reflected a belief in access for all.”

It’s so progressive that it bumped its “underrepresented minority” population to 23 percent of the incoming class, forced students to sit through an “identity, privilege, and social justice” session at orientation, and made them read a book by Ta-Nehisi Coates, America’s most prominent racial-grievance writer.

As if that weren’t enough, JHU announced Monday that it will spend $25 million in the next five years on “faculty diversity efforts.”