Cornell University is taking a major step towards compulsory racial activism for faculty, students, and staff. Some of the proposals include an “educational requirement on racism, bias and equity for all Cornell students,” a new Anti-Racism Center, “an institution-wide, themed semester … focus[ed] on issues of racism,” and mandatory faculty participation in “programming” regarding “race, racism and colonialism in the United States.”

Cornell Law Professor William Jacobson has criticized the Black Lives Matter movement and says that "things have changed on campuses in ways most people don’t fully appreciate."

Jacobson says this new activism surrounding race is completely at odds with the traditional goals of the civil rights movement — that all people be treated with dignity and afforded the protections of our laws without regard to race.

There now is an obsessive focus on race. Almost everything is viewed through a racial lens.

Listen to the interview below to hear more from their conversation.

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