Office Of Civil Rights Investigates Title VI Anti-White Discrimination at Texas College

American Freedom Party, March 21, 2013

Today, Rachel McGregor with the Dallas Office of Civil Rights acknowledged her office is investigating a Title VI racial discrimination complaint filed by Richard Railey, a white student at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth. Texas.

A member of The White Student Union of Tarrant County Colleges in Texas, Mr. Railey’s 27 page complaint alleges that his school, under the direction of the Chancellor Erma Hadley, and with the approval of the College’s Board President William Greenhill,

“colluded, conspired, and schemed to purposefully, willfully, and with malice to have separately and jointly exercised conduct directed against my person based on race for the purposes of debasement, intimidation, bullying, and harassment, at a level of severity that has affected my ability to participate and/or benefit from my educational program at Tarrant County College”.

Mr. Railey’s complaint was filed in response to a school program started last year by the college entitled “Men of Color” in which Black and Hispanic males are offered specialized tutoring, mentoring, and financial aid services, to the exclusion of white men and women. No mention is made in the widely distributed program flyer of welcoming or encouraging the many other classes of the student body.

In an article published on Oct,. 24th, 2012 in the school’s paper, The Collegian, TCC administrators claim that it is necessary to institute discriminatory programs in order to correct social inequalities and disadvantages. According to the article, TCC administrators seem to think that only in this way–by paying / giving special benefits to non-white male students–can they have an equal chance and inequalities be rectified.

According to a Nov. 28th follow-up editorial published by The Collegian, “Race-based policies, like TCC’s new minority mentorship program, are still necessary because, according to TCC administrators, half of African-American and Hispanic students drop out after their first semester.”

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Mr. Railey claims he is struggling in his classes and has repeatedly, in writing and in-person requested assistance and was either ignored or advised he would have to seek help elsewhere, outside of the “Men of Color” program.

Mr. Railey states, “I registered and attended the Feb 8th ‘Mentoring Summit’ held at our SE campus hoping to find a tutor and maybe participate in the supportive tuition grants that were to be distributed to attending students. I spoke to the event coordinator Terry Aaron (African American), advised her I was a student in need, and asked if I could participate. She suggested I speak to the local coordinator who was in attendance, Freddie Sandifer.”

“So I did,” states Mr. Railey. “ I introduced myself as a student, advised I was seeking assistance, and Mr. Sandifer (an African American) stated he was willing to help any student in need but directed I seek assistance elsewhere. Later, when I tried to address the panel, Mr. Sandifer disparaged me and tried to prevent me from participating in the discussion. I taped the whole event and was so distraught I produced a video short of the episode.

The next day I wrote Ms. Aaron and Mr. Sandifer and again reiterated my need and interest in participating in their tutoring program. I never received a response from either. Finally, I contacted the program’s senior coordinator Christopher Douglas, and asked if I could meet with him to discuss the program and my participation.”

Mr. Railey continues, “So on March 1, 2013, I met with Mr. Douglas, the Campus President Tahita Fulkerson, and David Wells the Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs. I informed them I was struggling in my classes, and have tried repeatedly to seek out assistance and tutoring, and was most interested in participating in their “Men of Color” program. I was reassured the school does not discriminate based on race, all their programs are open to all students, however, they advised me they would find ‘someone else’ outside of the ‘men of color’ program to assist me, as the focus of this program was for African American and Hispanic men. Since the meeting, I’ve never heard back from any of them about helping me find a tutor or advisor.”

Mr. Railey also names in his complaint Joy Gates Black, vice chancellor of Student Success and senior administrator of the program and Christopher Douglas, director of student success and senior coordinator as additional parties that he alleges have excluded him from participation based on the color of his skin (white).

Mr. Railey concludes, “Although I applaud the school’s efforts in forming a specialized tutoring and mentoring program to seek our students success, shouldn’t we be seeking out the success of all of our students on an equal basis?”

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  • MekongDelta69

    Today, Rachel McGregor with the Dallas Office of Civil Rights acknowledged her office is investigating a Title VI racial discrimination complaint filed by….a white student

    [Which will be squashed immediately after the news on this dies down.]

    • Nathanwartooth

      What news?

      Doing a Google search I didn’t find one mainstream site that carried this.

      • Daisy

        At least today Matt Heimbach’s pioneering work in creating the White Student Union at Towson made the top headline on my yahoo homepage. Go Matt! And the comments are largely supportive in spite of the negative slant of the coverage.

    • You’re probably correct—NOTHING will be done in the end.

  • JustaWhiteMom

    Good for you Mr. Railey. This may seem like a trivial issue, but we have to start somewhere. Any little victory we get as Whites validates the need for White identity and advocacy.

  • Mr. Railey’s complaint was filed in response to a school program started last year by the college entitled “Men of Color” in which Black and Hispanic males are offered specialized tutoring, mentoring, and financial aid services, to the exclusion of white men and women. ….

    “I was reassured the school does not discriminate based on race, all their programs are open to all students, however, they advised me they would find ‘someone else’ outside of the ‘men of color’ program to assist me, as the focus of this program was for African American and Hispanic men.”

    Whites can not be discriminated against ……

    But they routinely are.

    To be honest, why he would want a a tutor from a “Men of Color” program is insane.

    • The__Bobster

      My college had a similar program decades ago, the EOP program. I once thought I found a White EOP, but he turned out to be a White Hispanic who really didn’t need the program but enrolled in it for the subsidies and stipends.

      • I actually tutored a little in college but ended up quitting because most of the tuttees would end up at some point wanting a little too much help with papers, which I was not going to do for minimum wage.

        Not saying I didn’t write other people’s term papers, it just cost them a lot more than minimum wage.

        • Paleoconn

          I once tutored an Arab chick in full towel outfit, and she tried to nickel and dime me out of 1/2 hour of wage (at $20/hour) because she showed up late and I was waiting around and then left early. Sorry Muslima, we booked for 1 hour of tutoring, cough up the $20. And find another tutor while you’re at it.

    • GB101

      I suspect he wants to make a point, or maybe he saw an opportunity for personal gain. He may be struggling in class but he seems astute enough to know that discrimination is practiced by the school and is illegal.

      • Denise

        IT DOESN’T TAKE A GENIUS TO FIGURE OUT WHAT DISCRIMINATION IS! AND HE HAS A VALID POINT. ENOUGH OF THE DOUBLE STANDARDS!

  • Butch

    Are the tutors Jews? Figures.

    • The__Bobster

      In Dallas?

  • guest

    With something that is “of color”, it’s not too hard to assume that it’s not for whites. The only difference being that if this was only for whites, it would be considered racist and the liberal MSM would be on it 24/7. As usual, race only exists when it benefits non-whites, such as this “Men of color” program and AA quota systems. Otherwise, everyone is equal and race is nothing more than a social construct.

  • Daisy

    I arrived at Georgetown University without ever having written a history paper after attending a ‘ghetto’ highschool (although with SAT’s in the top 1/3 and an IQ in at least the top 10-15% of the university). By my freshman spring semester I had come upon a profound challenge, given that no one had taught me how to write a term paper or make an historical argument. I taught myself, and floundered my way through it as daunting and challenging as it was. When the prof gave back our papers and announced their titles in class, she waved mine in the air and intro’d it as “Very well-written!” I had problems with sexual aggression and violence at this college from the start but even in the midst of that managed to forge my own way intellectually when it was at all physically possible. How I would have loved for a prof to sit me down and explain the process to me, but I am white. When Sotomayor taunted the Senate with her stories of being unprepared at Princeton and so deserving of tutoring I wanted to scream at the TV. The white senators really dropped the ball on that one, or maybe I’m just a white person with a very unusual background.

    • dukem1

      Cheer up! In the not-too-distant future, all white people will be unusual.

  • I could not agree more with him. What would they have done if he had said that he was 1/8 Native American, would he then have qualified for the Men of Color program?

    • bigone4u

      While working as a professor for a Texas University I self identified as Native American. I did it as satire, to point out the stupidity and evil of Affirmative Action. I never asked for special treatment as a “Native American.” It PO’d the administrators to no end. I was rather often badgered to change my racial classification back to white, but I refused. What led me to do it was in reality there was a white guy who was hired based on his alleged Native American ancestry, and the university administration constantly harped on the need to hire more minorities, including lesbians and gays. Maybe I should also have satirically identified myself as gay too. It would have made them even more PO’d.

      • MBlanc46

        Or lesbian.

        • Daisy

          Or trans lesbian…don’t laugh but there’s actually a well-known, er, whatever, who gets a lot of play in NYC ‘queer’ circles through this act.

          • bigone4u

            They did eventually hire a transgendered male instructor, allowing her and her male sex organ to use the ladies room. The ladies, the real ones, were not happy.

          • С.С.Р. Беркли

            There are actually so many choices. I mean, LGBT has expanded to LGBTQQIAAP2S. Somewhere in all those initials, there’s bound to be a victimhood that even I can feign.

          • MBlanc46

            Nothing is too outrageous these days.

  • GB101

    all their programs are open to all students

    Interesting comment. Maybe they don’t know what “all” means.

  • dukem1

    Boy I’d like to know the credentials and salary of the Vice Chancellor of Student Success.
    The modern-day educationist is totally without shame.

  • Luca

    “…it is necessary to institute discriminatory programs in order to correct social inequalities and disadvantages.”

    Prove these are social inequalities and disadvantages. I say they are DNA /cultural and personal inequalities and disadvantages and therefore up to the individual to address.

  • bigone4u

    The very prominent but also very evil University of Texas System offices in Austin have led the way in creating as many new ways to discriminate against whites as possible. These programs then filter down to the community college level. The Chancellor is Hispanic and there are many Eastern liberal tribal members working in the system. In my experience, the federal bureaucracyh and the courts will uphold the program Mr. Railey is challenging.

    • Daisy

      The federal one or the state one? I feel confident that the SCOTUS will strike down most if not all of AA in the Fisher v. UT case, but only because Kagan had to recuse herself. I saw a post under a recent feminist blog discussing the Steubenville scandal, and I thought of you when some guy called ‘Gay White Man’ started pathologizing ‘straight white men’ for all the evils of sexism, which baffled me as I’ve noted gay men are as bad or worse, not to mention men ‘of color.’ I guess heterosexuality in white men is under seige. I also noted that the feminists are critiquing ‘rape culture’ but two main sites deleted every comment I made pointing out that women are just as responsible for ‘rape culture’ as men.

  • APaige

    Fight the good fight. But with ALL the help that Men of Color receive, why are they still failing?

  • joesolargenius

    I was in Berkley , California in 1996 when a proposition ( I think it was prop 9 ) which would make discrimination against anyone for any reason illegal. There was an army of non white women out in full force lobbying against it ,hoping to keep it from passing . However it still passed anyway and afterwards Bill Clinton had to make a statement saying they would find a way to prevent it from going into effect.

    • roger

      that’s bill for you, good for nothing all the way to the end.

  • n/a

    Talking about “reverse racism” used to be quite common in the 90’s but, it never really made it anywhere. I think pointing out anti-white discrimination and backing it with actions like Mr. Railey’s will be an interesting new angle.

    Highlighting the preferential treatment of other racial groups can potentially accomplish (implicitly):

    1. Establishing that there is no longer a “need for positive discrimination” for non-whites – as the problems whites are facing in America multiply, they will be in positions to benefit rather than provide. (although we would rather earn, than benefit of course, every benefit that is not bestowed within our communities is one lost to that community which is providing)

    2. Reinforcing the existence of a white population. The “white privilege” argument has always taught us that being a racist and/or privileged individual is more inherited than learned and comes hand-in-hand with even acknowledging one’s own whiteness.

    3. Granting a platform to debate the value of the white population and potentially instilling the notion that this population has a value to it’s members and other interested parties.

    If these three things are realized, I think platforms like Amren will have a much more receptive audience – so long as they can also cater to the variety of internal dialogue enjoyed by their target audience and so forth (which any media outlet has to handle) – IE Amren will still struggle with the lefties, whatever their value of white population, etc – but, the pressure on centrists and opportunists to be non-affiliate will be less.

  • MBlanc46

    I hope that he can get a decent lawyer and can afford to appeal it through the federal courts. If so, it might make a little difference (at least make the administrators be a little more subtle in their discrimination). If not, it won’t go anywhere.

    • n/a

      Smaller suits are often referenced to back up the decisions of larger ones. If you hope for change on a federal level, I think you’re prone to walk a pathway laid with sticks and carrots without having more eyes on the hill.

  • brengunn

    half of African-American and Hispanic students drop out after their first semester

    That’s probably a good indication that they shouldn’t be there in the first place.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      I wonder how much the white taxpayer is spending to send De’Shitavious and Rodrigo to college for a semester per student. Many millions, no doubt.

  • LHathaway

    “Whites aren’t allowed in the “Men of Color” tutoring program”.

    I can only recall a few AmRen headers over the years where the blurb writer seemed to favor the black side. One read, “Why this sign? ‘Because I believe in free speech'” The article was about a store owner who put up an English Only sign and when challenged about it by the local media was forced to defend his English Only sign by saying he had a right to free speech. No one seemed to get the header was making fun of the Guy who put up the English Only sign – As opposed to what ‘all’ foreigners do, put us signs saying ‘Spanish Spoken Here’ etc, and REALLY segregating. I didn’t detect the hypocrisy, either, in the original article, only in the AmRen header. A couple blurbs in the past have equated underground white activists as being similar (and perhaps very similar in motive) to underground gays.

    ‘Whites aren’t allowed in the ‘men of color’ tutoring program’ kind of actually makes sense, and not as a parody, or whatever, of the original idea. Who knows?

  • rightrightright
  • this is called ‘monkey-wrenching’ They have been doing it to whites for years

  • Can you imagine the level of instruction provided in the “Men of Color Program”? First of all, a white person, and probably an Hispanic, would require an ebonics interpreter. Mr. Raily would be better off watching an Elmer Fudd cartoon.

    The article stated Mr. Raily belongs to the White Student Union. Could there be a connection?

  • jay11

    “TCC administrators claim that it is necessary to institute discriminatory programs in order to correct social inequalities and disadvantages.”
    Isn’t that also official policy in South Africa? Trouble with these feel-good policies based on discriminating to ‘correct’ perceived wrongs, is that they never seem to go away.
    Another problem is that THERE WAS NO DISCRIMINATION against blacks in most of the country, especially in the north and west given the fact that blacks (and now latinos) are relative newcomers. Imagine some small town in the middle of Wisconsin or Oregon somewhere where no blacks or latinos ever lived. Then one day they start showing up and suddenly they are ‘discriminated against’ and cry for special privileges and all that. Insane, I tell ya’.

  • Just wanted to weigh-in and thank the many supportive responders here. Following in the footsteps of Matt Heimback and his Towson WSU this has been and is a very difficult road to travel. I mean really, it’s just a student club not much different that about a dozen similar ones we have here on campus. Thanks to all.

  • TheWhiteVoice

    he is also a panelist on “The White Voice.” A very bright guy with nothing but positive ambitions http://www.TheWhiteVoice.com/

  • Bobby

    Mr. Railey, you seem to believe that this leftist institutions are really interested in ‘”equality”.