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NIH to discriminate against whites in awarding research grants

Federal government: dedicated to segregation!
NIH: dedicated to racial discrimination

“Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!” The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has now created a program to award about $20 million in grant money exclusively to black researchers, thus favoring research not because of its merit but solely because of the skin color of the grantee.

The program will create a new class of NIH’s standard R01 research grant designed to “encourage a more diverse pool of PIs [principal investigators],” said Walter Koroshetz, director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), at a recent meeting. NINDS is launching the program, aimed at new PIs and those whose labs are at risk of folding, together with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). In 2021, the three institutes partnered on a policy with similar aims that NIH later pulled because of concerns it would violate federal antidiscrimination laws.

The NIH attempted to create a similar bigoted grant program last year, but had to back off when critics pointed out its obvious illegality. Agency officials now claim this new program passes muster, because

…it aims to enhance diversity “in a very broad sense,” [NIH extramural chief Michael] Lauer says. An NIH spokesperson notes that although the program “encourages” applications from researchers in underrepresented groups, “it is not exclusive—all new investigators and at-risk investigators are eligible to apply.” (NIH defines “at-risk” as a PI who will have no NIH grants if their high-quality proposal isn’t funded.)

What a lie. We all know that the grant application will require each applicant to state their race, and the NIH will then automatically disqualify anyone who isn’t black. It will also conveniently never make public the actual racial breakdown of those who win grants from this program, in order to hide its bigotry.

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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.


“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.


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  • Col Beausabre

    I’d feel a lot healthier if I knew my tax money was going to the most qualified researchers working on the most vital problems. This isn’t funding somebodies paper as part of some tea fight over some obscure disagreement in the English Lit department, we’re talking peoples’ HEALTH!

  • Cotour

    Its all related:


    If in your political campaigning (D) you tell people that you will “Shut down the energy industry”, and then proceed to do so without any viable and rational replacement for it what would any rational person expect? DISASTER! Planned and knowable disaster.

    Please sir, may I have some more? NOT!

    And this is by no means by mistake, this economic disaster being fashioned by the incompetent from a pro American perspective Biden / extreme radical Leftist Democrat party machine was planned and executed on day one. This unfolding economic disaster was not for one second necessary, it is all created, it has a purpose in making everyone “Equal” (Equally poor) and under control in order to “Save” the earth. Two things that government, any government cannot accomplish even if it wanted to. You are being defrauded and lied to.

    You will be controlled, and you will do as and live as you are told by your betters. And that is just where the extreme radical Left goes with this kind of fabricated politically driven absolute power disaster. How can you not have a bigger authoritarian government when there is a massive economic and environmental disaster ongoing? Who will save us all?

    Never let a disaster go to waste.–~D

  • Star Bird

    Its quite plain to see that they have Forgotten MLK and I HAVE A DREAM just for the sake of PC poppycock

  • Cotour


    “We need more money. We don’t just need more money for vaccines for children, we need more money to plan for the second pandemic. There’s gonna be another pandemic,” said Biden.

    Out of the mouth of the mentally infirm. When does the president think this second pandemic might happen, or when might this be planned for? October? Maybe November?

    Before the Covid pandemic it was talked about, planned for and trained for, then it happened. Same for 911. Coincidence?

    In the long term and over time things happen and many happen with a plan and a purpose. Where do you think our country and the world is being driven? You tell me.

    Strategy Over Morality.

  • pzatchok

    This is not discrimination this is equalization.

  • Edward

    pzatchok wrote: “This is not discrimination this is equalization.

    If it were equal then they wouldn’t be discriminating against anyone. It isn’t equalization but the exact opposite: dis-equalization. It is an unbalanced process.

    The worst part is that it supports and reinforces the Democratic Party line that certain people, strictly due to the color of their skin, are unable to successfully compete on a level playing field.

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