Brown University Will Allow Students to ‘Self-Identify’ as a Person of Color

Breitbart: Brown University has announced a change to their application process that will allow applicants to “self-identify” as a person of color.

According to The College Fix, the policy is the result of complaints made by Asian-American and international students that they aren’t yet categorized as members of historically underrepresented groups. Historically, Brown has restricted minority status to “American Indian, Alaskan Native, African American, Hispanic or Latinx and Native Hawaiian and/or Pacific Islander” students.



Although the program is primarily designed for the purposes of allowing students outside of the groups traditionally designated by Brown to be underrepresented to be included, the College Fix suggests that, under the new system, any student will be able to “self-identify” as a person of color.

When asked, Brown University refused to explain how minority status affects admissions decisions. The College Fix reached out to Marlina Duncan, the dean of diversity initiatives at Brown about the impact of minority status on admission, but she did not respond to the outlet’s inquiry. Several other members of the Brown University administration refused to directly answer questions on the impact of minority status on admission.  MORE

23 Comments on Brown University Will Allow Students to ‘Self-Identify’ as a Person of Color

  1. It is past time to get rid of affirmative action! It was a bad idea to begin with, but now that you can self declare yourself to be a minority it has to go. WTF is happening to this country?

  2. I don’t get it. I mean, if it’s a brown university, why would there be any other colors of students applying there? Sounds bogus to me.

  3. @Brad – a lot of uncontestable logic in that video, but not enough empathy so it must be wroooong. It makes feeeeel bad.

    Off to my safe space. 😉

  4. I’m a minority here too, a well armed one.

    But, that beins said, we’re mostly nice here unless the druggies want your shit. That’s why I have guns.

  5. Today, I will self-identify as a purple person. Later, I might change that to self-identify as a green person. The ultimate minorities.

  6. Now Whites can call themselves
    Black and get on that affirmative
    action gravy train. That’s gonna
    beat the hell out of the “cultural
    appropriation” phobes. What Fun!

  7. It was good enough for Lizzie Warren, so I guess it’s good enough for everyone!

    I’ze beez a injun, muthuhfuckuh!

    izlamo delenda est …

  8. Gee, I wonder what happens when every applicant (with the exception of the blacks) identifies themselves as a person of color. What’s that going to do to their quota system along with financial aid packages.

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