(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) A recent analysis of the layoffs at Boston University [BU] Professor Ibram Kendi’s Center for Antiracist Research revealed that the organization fired mostly racial minorities as part of its recent restructuring.
Four black employees, four Hispanics, two Indians, one Asian, and one Middle Eastern employee — a total of 12 people — were fired from the “antiracist” center due to layoffs, according to the College Fix. In comparison, there were only seven white people who were fired from the organization.
The defenders of the decision said that one of the possible reasons why the center fired more non-white people was because it was more inclined to hire more non-white people from the beginning. Ironically, this argument managed to expose the anti-white racism in the organization.
“A racist policy yields racial disparities. An anti-racist policy reduces or eliminates racial disparities,” Kendi previously told the New York Times.
In addition to that, he wrote something similar in his book, “How to Be an Antiracist.”
“A racist policy is any measure that produces or sustains racial inequity between racial groups,” Kendi wrote.
It was also discovered that the center staff page that previously listed 45 employees is now empty.
The fired staff were from the policy and research teams, the previous reporting indicated. It was also discovered that the last reports from the policy team on the center’s website were from June 2022, more than a full year before the layoffs.
“If something was not sufficiently revenue-producing, then it wasn’t worth CAR’s [Center for Anti Racism Research] time,” Phillipe Copeland, a clinical associate professor in the School of Social Work at BU, told the Daily Free Press, a student newspaper.
In addition to that, he also said that at least one of the donors of the center was unhappy with the work being done, which resulted in the donors pulling their funding earlier this year.
Spencer Piston, the former faculty lead of the policy team, also told the Daily Free Press that he was unsure if his job was secure.