Brown University Virtue-Signals Away Big Money

Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Centers are set to open on U.S. campuses

Brown University just received a $30,000 grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities, which will fund one of the first Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers in the U.S. The center aims to “uproot the conscious and unconscious biases and misbeliefs that have exacerbated racial violence and tension in American society.” With its New Age-y name and convoluted mission statement, we half-expect them to keep both a palm reader and a henna temporary tattoo artist on retainer.

An additional nine other universities will be allotted grants for similar purposes.

Part of the proposed plan entails two separate focus groups, which will meet individually for dinner weekly to discuss minority issues. In short, Blacks will meet with other Blacks to explore race, and Muslim women will meet with other Muslim women to explore religion and gender.

There’s nothing wrong with alike groups getting together to connect on similarities. The problem lies with the ideology behind creating these campus programs. They tend to generate a wave of leftist indoctrination, and inane ideas like intersectionality ultimately pose a risk to intergroup relations.  

Left-wingers are known to have delusions of widespread racial injustice in American society. Student-run media organization The Brown Daily Herald stated this program will “break down racial hierarchies and create a positive narrative about race in the community.” The language used here makes the racial issues facing the campus seem rather dire. It implies a white superiority over other races, which exacerbates an already negative narrative that they claim they are aiming to ameliorate.

University Chaplain, Rev. Janet Cooper Nelson—who will be directing the new program—claims they are “promoting racial reconciliation and healing.” This gobble-dee-gook is liberal-speak for the idea that minorities are systemically oppressed and deserve extra special treatment. These university factions are reinforcing divisions they feel are rampant, not only among their students, but society at large. At the end of the day, their behavior devolves into treating many groups as pet victims.     

Last year Brown stocked the men’s room with tampons. That, along with this soon-to-be implemented dinner program, are just a couple examples of how the left sloppily strives for equality and inclusivity. For a university that supposedly employs and educates some of the brightest academic minds, you’d think they might have their 5th grade sex-ed locked down by now.


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