23 Groups

The open letter that 23 ethnic student groups (and/or groups promoting other favored ‘identities’) at Harvard have written (referenced by Richwine in his recent NR piece) is a case study in politically-correct, ethnic warfare taking place against both whites and science itself.

The contents of the open letter, in addition to demonstrating the most bizarre cognitive dissonance, are absolutely frightening:

We condemn in unequivocal terms these racist claims as unfit for Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard University as a whole. Granting permission for such a dissertation to be published debases all of our degrees and hurts the University’s reputation.

Let us be clear that we believe in academic freedom as it is crucial to the functioning of a university. However, we also believe that putting forth claims of racial superiority based on inherent genetic advantage to be on par with those who have used pseudo-science throughout history to justify state-based hate….

In any healthy democracy there is always disagreement, but such plain racism cannot and must not be tolerated.

Even if such claims had merit, the Kennedy School cannot ethically stand by this dissertation whose end result can only be furthering discrimination under the guise of academic discourse.

The list of the letter’s signees is a testament to the perverse situation we have in our society today, where ethnic identity and other, politically-correct and hence socially-acceptable, group identity associations are actively promoted for every possible group except whites. Containing a rainbow coalition you couldn’t make up if you tried, the letter’s signees are:

  • HKS Latino Caucus
  • Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy
  • Argentina Caucus
  • Brazilian Caucus
  • HKS Latin American Policy Journal
  • Colombian Society
  • HKS Latin American Caucus
  • Harvard Kennedy School Student Government President
  • Rohit Malhotra
  • Israel Caucus
  • Palestine Caucus
  • LGBTQ Caucus
  • LGBTQ Policy Journal
  • Progressive Caucus
  • The Africa Caucus
  • Jewish Caucus
  • The Black Student Union at the Harvard Kennedy School
  • Women and Gender Caucus
  • Women’s Policy Journal
  • The South Asia Caucus
  • The Arab Caucus
  • The Asian Pacific American Caucus
  • Asian American Policy Review Journal
  • Middle East Journal
  • Democratic Caucus
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