Fox News Commentator: Universities Pushing “Ethnic Cleansing” of White People
Fox News commentator Todd Starnes, discussing Western Washington University’s president’s statement about the size of the school’s minority population, accused the university of pushing “ethnic cleansing” of white people.
Earlier this month, Bruce Shepard, the president of Western Washington University, spoke of the disproportionately white student population, saying “if we are as white in ten years as we are today, Western will have failed as a university.”
Starnes didn’t take kindly to that and took to the airwaves to sarcastically say “The folks over at Western Washington University have a major problem on their hands. They’ve been overrun and dare I say overwhelmed with white people. Yes, the dreaded Caucasian. Roaming the hallways of this public institution with great abandon.”
He continued, saying “President Bruce Shepard hopes to put a stop to this infestation, using his inaugural address to start a war on diversity.”
He notes that the university gave students a questionnaire asking them how the school can ensure that the population isn’t as white as it is today. Or as Starnes puts it, “In other words, how do we get rid of all the white folks?”
Starnes continued, saying “I wish Western Washington all the best as they begin their ethnic cleansing, but I do wonder if President Shepard is the right guy to lead the charge, seeing how he’s a pale-face.”
Discussing the outcry that his statements have received, Shepard writes that maybe he could have phrased his thought differently. He says maybe it would have been better if he said “In the decades ahead, should we be as white as we are today, we will be relentlessly driven toward mediocrity; or, become a sad shadow of our current self.”