Why Tucker Carlson predicts diversity deans could soon be 'gone for good'

  • Fox's Tucker Carlson predicted that many college diversity deans could soon be "out of work."
  • As the coronavirus pandemic has a costly impact on colleges, many top-tier schools will weather the storm just fine.
  • Others, however, could have a much tougher financial path ahead.

Fox's Tucker Carlson took aim at the "higher education establishment" Thursday, predicting that many colleges are soon likely to "go under."

As Campus Reform previously reported, amid federal bailouts of the airline industry and perhaps even many hotels and cruise lines, a survey of college presidents across America before the coronavirus pandemic found that less than two-thirds are "confident" in their schools' financial stability over periods of five and ten years, signaling what could be yet another sought after bailout by American taxpayers. 

"They'll wail and moan and they'll write outraged editorials in the New York Times about the end of knowledge and the coming dark age"   

But as a number of top-tier American colleges have been found to have more money even than some countries, as Campus Reform also has reported, it's unlikely that schools like Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Stanford will run out of cash any time soon. 

As for some smaller, private colleges, on the other hand, they could face a much bleaker picture. 

[RELATED: Disturbing number of college presidents not confident in their own school's financial stability]

"Unless they change radically, a lot of these places are likely to go under in coming years," Carlson said on his show Thursday. "There's not enough federal bailout money in the treasury to save every pointless university in a bad recession. They will be gone for good- closed, repurposed, we can hope, into much needed efficiency apartments with loads of appealing green space."

"Countless deans of diversity and inclusion will be out of work," Carlson added. 

As Campus Reform has also reported, colleges spend millions of dollars per year on salaries for diversity staff, many of whom make more than $100,000 per year, even as they repeatedly raise the price of tuition year after year for low and middle-income students. 

[RELATED: As cost of college soars, schools spend MILLIONS on diversity salaries]

"They'll wail and moan and they'll write outraged editorials in the New York Times about the end of knowledge and the coming dark age," Carlson predicted of diversity faculty who could end up out of work, before urging his viewers to "ignore them." 

"These people never deserved jobs in the first place. The higher education establishment is hurting this country and has for a long time. Reform is essential," he continued. "This is a good and needed thing. In fact, it's one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dark moment."

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Jon Street is a news editor for Campus Reform. Six years ago, Jon cut his reporting teeth fresh out of college as an intern at Media Research Center's CNSNews.com, where he interviewed multiple members of Congress and former presidential candidates. From there, he went on to complete a stint at Watchdog.org, where his exclusive, investigative work was picked up or cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, National Review, and the Drudge Report, among others. More recently, Jon spent three years as an assistant editor at TheBlaze.com. In his free time, Jon enjoys trying new coffeehouses around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and traveling back to his home state of Missouri to spend time with his family.

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