Republican presidential primary candidate Nikki Haley departed from her GOP challengers on Tuesday when she announced her support for anti-racism programs in U.S. colleges. Haley noted that, as president, she would revoke funding from schools that don’t employ anti-racism programs for students.
Haley told Fox News, “What we need to do is remind everybody ‘hate is hate’…And so on college campuses, if they don’t have programs designed to combat hate — and that includes anti-semiitism — their funding should be pulled.”
Israel is a bright spot in a tough neighborhood and our first line of defense from Iran.
We will always have its back. pic.twitter.com/OhirrWE3PD
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) October 3, 2023
The clapback on Haley’s post on X – the platform formerly known as Twitter — was a clear indicator that she spoke out of turn with the prevailing party opinion on all things “woke.”
Has someone informed her she's running for President of the United States?
— Desert Tactical Solutions (@DesertTacSolAZ) October 4, 2023
We want "America first" not "Israel first" or "Ukraine first."
You seem to have missed the memo.
— Styxhexenhammer666 (@Styx666Official) October 4, 2023
One thing I know about Nikki Haley is that she will never be president of the United States.
— Dr Vincent Sativa 🇺🇸 (@The_Weed_Shop) October 3, 2023
Certainly, every candidate isn’t expected to toe the party line. In fact, many American voters are tired of the establishment status quo. But there are certain lines that conservatives just aren’t willing to cross, and Haley may be learning that lesson the hard way right now.
Former Gov. Haley’s praise for such programs is clearly juxtaposed against her GOP challengers — most of whom feel anti-racism programs are nothing short of woke, leftist indoctrination.
Had to watch this twice because I literally thought Nikki Haley was a far left Democrat. Well, I mean…
— Raheem. (@RaheemKassam) October 5, 2023
I support Israel, which is an important ally, but Haley thinks schools should be defunded if they don’t teach “anti-racism” including efforts against anti-Semitism. She sounds like a leftist.
Haley must never hold office again. https://t.co/yo39a5D1re
— Provorov, King 🌲 (@ArrestSBF) October 4, 2023
Those assumptions aren’t unfounded.
Author Dante King states “white racism is a mental illness”, “white people are psychopaths” and “anti-black terror is what makes America great”.
This was part of an “anti-racist” workshop for the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. CRT in action. pic.twitter.com/k2v73Sj5L0
— Mythinformed (@MythinformedMKE) September 21, 2021
In August 2023, San Francisco State University appointed a new assistant dean — Professor Diane Harris. The school clearly reported Harris will be “tasked with institutionalizing an anti-racist multicultural community within the college.
San Francisco State University has cancelled the Palestine Course and removed Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi from her signature course "Colonialism, Imperialism and Resistance", in a new attack on academic freedom and a blatant display of pro-Israel bias and anti-Palestinian racism. pic.twitter.com/o65jZ9c24Y
— Chris Hutchinson (@ChrisHu34451470) August 23, 2023
The University of Central Florida allegedly exacted an anti-racist program that went to the lengths of separating students by race and directing them to fight back against White Christian men. The university later backpedaled its program in light of public backlash.
Amazing: The University of Central Florida accuses its own faculty of "unconscious bias and white fragility," admits to harboring "racism in [its] classrooms," and then cancels its own Anti-Racism Statement because it promotes racial scapegoating and violates the Stop Woke Act. pic.twitter.com/47Y4zG5kMx
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) July 7, 2022
While Haley is playing a close enough second to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in the race for the White House, neither of them appear to hold a candle to former President Donald Trump’s (R) poll numbers.