In one of the most sickening displays of racism and segregation seen in recent years (in the US), Pomona college professor, Linda Reinen, has requested stated that she will only choose students for her Geology course that are “students of colour” or “first-generation”.
In her explanation, she tells of how she wants people’s experiences and backgrounds to “contribute to diversifying” the course. It is not clear how white people do not “have experiences and backgrounds” or why, in fact, the students should be contributing anything to the course other than their attention.
Why has she not been fired for promoting segregation based on race?
As reported in the Daily Caller:
“I encourage students who PERM this course to indicate how their background, experience, and/or interests could contribute to diversifying perspectives in the course,” she instructs students interested in her course.
“In resolving PERMs I will strive to identify students for whom the small-section setting has the potential to be of particular benefit,” she says, meaning “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.”
Reinen makes no attempt to explain why only non-whites will particularly benefit from her course, why she seems to think they thrive in a small-class setting, or what her course on earthquakes has to with fostering a racial divide at the college.