(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Boston University started the investigation of Ibram X. Kendi’s Center for Antiracist Research following complaints from former center staff members.
Kendi, born Ibram Henry Rogers, is a racial activist and author of several propagandist anti-white books, among which are “How to Be an Antiracist” and “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You,” NBC 15 News reported.
People have challenged both books in the past all over the country. The second book was being temporarily removed from a North Carolina school district this month following claims it tells history “from a twisted and biased perspective.”
Kendi’s Center for Antiracist Research focuses on “antiracism research in pursuit of social justice and equity,” according to the Boston University website.
Issues related to “culture and grant management practices” were under investigation at Kendi’s center, a Boston University spokesperson said on Thursday.
The center was founded right after George Floyd died in 2020 to profit off of that, which was successful since the center raised tens of millions of dollars to finance several projects, including graduate programs, a “racial disparities database” and a media venture.
Some of these projects were completed. However, others, including the database, were not, since the purpose of the center was not to complete these tasks in the first place.
“I don’t know where the money is,” a Boston University professor and a former center’s employee said.
The investigation began last week after Kendi laid off more than half of center staff after returning from leave, which prompted several former employees to voice complaints about dysfunction within the organization.
“It was one of the most difficult decisions of my career to execute these layoffs,” Kendi said, adding that the decision was made to “ensure that the Center of Antiracist Research will be around 50 years from now.”
After that, Kendi accused the laid-off employees of being “disgruntled,” saying that their complaints had no footing.
“I’m really devastated, both because of having to lay people off, but then also because there’s certainly disgruntled people who are sort of using the moment to express problems. And allegations that are baseless, unfounded,” he said.