Commonwealth Policy Center

Critical Race Theory, which is essentially reverse racism, is a hot topic. Now, one of its biggest proponents, Ibram X. Kendi is facing backlash after he fired more than half his staff at his Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University. Kendi claims a change in the organizational model is the reason for the firings, but many former employees believe mismanaged grant money is the real reason. Since it started in 2020 with $43 million in grant money, the center has yet to produce any substantial research, prompting many to ask, “Where did that money go?” Now Boston University is investigating the center’s operations. If racism is as pervasive as Kendi claims, then why does a Center dedicated to the subject only have financial mismanagement to show for itself instead of solutions to this allegedly pervasive problem?