At Florida International University, DEI bureaucrats have made political activism the center of academic life.
DEI is a small billion-dollar cottage industry within the ESG umbrella, which is a multi-trillion dollar behemoth. Both are destructive tyrannical ideologies that must be banished in order for our civilization to survive: https://yuribezmenov.substack.com/p/how-to-raise-your-esg-score
All identifying words such as. "he" "she" "Mother". "father" "doctor" "teacher" :"leader" "player"
should be replaced with the word "taxpayer".
“...the May 2020 death of George Floyd in police custody. As riots spread across the United States...”
Finally, an accurate description of those world changing events.
Good article. Terrible woke capture of a university.
Thanks for exposing this.
What is happening at Florida International University is frightening, especially when you consider that it's happening at 95% of colleges and universities around the country. Since most Americans are still oblivious to all of this, I think part of the answer is a public awareness campaign. I am doing what I can in my "2026" Substack at 2026.substack.com with recent articles on "Top 7 Marxism Clues" and "Marxism in Current Events." I would love to hear ideas about how people can work together on this problem. There is strength in collaboration.
Brainwashed is the new college degree (with a minor in Groupthink).
At the heart of many/most of our nation's problems is our educational systems.
Thank you, Mr. Rufo, you are doing good work and I am hopeful your efforts will help to turn this around.
Straight up from the communist playbook!! no holds barred. They’ve got their marching orders to implement the Marxist regime there in Florida, sponsored by the elite lift/soros implemented by useful idiots in academia.
Mr rufo, Great discussion on the Jordan Peterson podcast!
I had a question for you: why did you say that you were kind of embarrassed about your flirting with or considering libertarianism?
You made this comment kind of as a throwaway early in the podcast.
Later on you expressed anger over the fact that children are being indoctrinated into racial theory in primary education. You made the point that in most places in the United States education is compulsory by state law
If you are upset, if it pisses you off that children are being indoctrinated, then the answer is to stop making education compulsory. That is a libertarian principle. The state has no moral authority to compel education
If there was a completely free market in education we very well might have schools that catered to certain ethnic or religious groups, but those would be entirely voluntary
Maybe libertarianism deserves a second look
Chris, I salute your efforts and those of the other trustee appointees at NCF. The childish public comment lunacy we witnessed at yesterday’s trustee meeting clearly demonstrates the need for new leadership and approach.
I will say, however, that if you and the other trustees have made any missteps, it would be the size of compensation package offered to the new interim chancellor. Surely you understood beforehand that this decision could undermine your credibility and create, at best, an unneeded distraction. Thoughts?
Excellent. Food for thought in dealing with your doctors and understanding the risks vs rewards of any recommended course of treatment. Ask questions. Get a second opinion from a contrarian.
Excellent work Christopher Rufo! As always. How many universities around the country are like this, fully captured by the DEI ideology? What can be done??? Can the governor dismantle this bureaucracy? Is there any hope?
As an FIU alum and former employee I'm digusted by this. It's an International university for crying out loud. Duh.
So happy you're cleaning up and out NCF.
The answer to the corruption of public universities is to stop having government subsidize education. In a libertarian world the state would have no role to play in education. In fact as it stands government, the state has no legitimate role to play in any kind of education
Won't this rampaging madness result in the South Africanization of Universities? By replacing merit with favored status will not the quality of the "education" produced drop low enough that the product is not worth the price, requiring ever more subsidization to attract "students"? The institution becomes no longer fit for purpose. Collapse follows. Florida must do better.
Where are the lawsuits?
Is racial discrimination illegal or not?
if this isn't Communism I don't know what is! and in Florida of all places--can't DeSantis put astop to this? and it has to be unconstitutional? it's clearly discriminating! I am afraid for America but at same
time I am hopeful because of people like you--thank you for all the work you do