The University of Minnesota is receiving well-deserved criticism for offering paid summer internships to only “non-white” students. The taxpayer-funded school was offering a $6,000 stipend to those who were accepted into the program.
According to New York Post, the intern application previously stated that the 10-week summer program "prepare[s] students of color and Native Americans for graduate school.”
As of writing, it appears the discriminatory language has been removed from their application website. This follows a complaint to the Department of Education from a Cornell Law Professor. Dr. Jacobson, who filed the complaint, told New York Post that “there is an increasing trend where people think it’s OK to discriminate on the basis of race as long as the discrimination is against whites or Asians or others, and we don’t accept that.”
The University of Minnesota is engaging in racist, anti-white discrimination with these kinds of programs. They only changed their tune because they were caught red-handed by the public. With successful boycotts of Bud Light and Target for similarly woke shenanigans, it is clear that pressure from the public works.
If conservatives want to see victories on the culture war front, they must be willing to turn up the heat. That includes encouraging our friends, neighbors, and children to stay far away from anything related to the University of Minnesota. This is the only way we change the culture and win.