Posted on June 29, 2022

Brown University Barred White, Asian Students From New Class

Mairead Elordi, Daily Wire, June 28, 2022

Brown University offered a new class to minority students only, a decision that prompted a backlash.

In May, the Ivy League school in Providence, Rhode Island, began offering a teacher training class on mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), but students were only permitted to enroll if they identified as black, indigenous, or Latino.

An anonymous Brown student attempted to enroll in the class but was denied because they do not identify as BIPOC. The student pushed back and raised the alarm, filing a complaint with the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism (FAIR).

“Brown is offering a RACE-BASED teacher training program that is ONLY open to certain demographics (black, latino, indigenous),” the student wrote in their May 13 complaint.

“This is a return to educational segregation based on skin color,” the student wrote.

The student said that the teachers of this particular class would also be BIPOC.

The certificate program also offers financial aid to the BIPOC students but does not offer such assistance to white and Asian students who may not be able to afford the program either, the student claimed.

“This results in certain demographics being favored over others and is discriminatory,” the student wrote.


Since the complaint, Brown has scrapped the decision only to allow students of color to take the class. {snip}