UC San Diego planned to to welcome some ethnicities, ignore others

UC San Diego planned to to welcome some ethnicities, ignore others

UC San Diego planned to to welcome some ethnicities, ignore others

A university-sponsored student orientation was planned at the University of California-San Diego for a selected group of minorities until an education watchdog got involved, and now the university insists the orientation is open to all.

On the college campus, the three-day orientation scheduled to kick off September 9 was advertised for “Black, Latinx and Native American students” to enjoy “tailored programming" in preparation for the new school year.

A separate program for all students was announced separately, the school website shows.  

The controversial orientation was noticed by FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, which accused the university of discrimination.

According to the Fire.org website, FIRE fired off a letter dated August 2 to Chancellor Pradeep Khosla. The letter acknowledged the university is attempting to reach out to its minority students but is barring students of other ethnicities by doing so. 

Responding to FIRE’s concerns, UC San Diego updated its event page August 12.

In the current race-obsessed culture, it is no surprise white students were not included but the orientation excluded Asians, too. The university’s own student statistics show Asians account for 29% of the student population, the highest percentage, and outnumber white students (20%) on the campus.

Dacus, Brad (PJI) Dacus

The target of the orientation, blacks, Latinos and Native Americans, account for 1.76%, 19.2%, and 0.124% respectively of UC San Diego students. The total student population is approximately 42,800. 

Brad Dacus, an attorney who leads the California-based Pacific Justice Institute, says the university may have had good intentions but he suspects there are minorities who opposed the racial segregation.  

"I'm sure there are minority students who would be offended by this,” he tells AFN, “with regards to the color of their skin instead of their merits and achievements to attend this university."

FIRE insisted UC-San Diego was violating legal precedent by segregating students by race. Dacus agrees with that warning, citing the Equal Protection clause in the U.S. Constitution.