Speaking Out

Refuse Ford Grants

The University of Pennsylvania is currently administering about 3.7 million dollars in research grants from the Ford Foundation. God only knows what the University is receiving overall. It shouldn't accept any money from this organization. It is racist, pure and simple.

Allow me to give you a few details about it. The Ford Foundation was founded by Henry Ford, a very rabid and active anti-Semite, the author of The International Jew, a book much admired by Hitler that sold millions and millions of copies around the world. He was the recipient of the Supreme Order of the German Eagle in 1938, the highest award the 3rd Reich could bestow on a non-German. This same Henry Ford was the only American cited by name in Mein Kampf and had a full-length portrait of himself in the Nazi party headquarters in Munich.

More recently, the Ford Foundation created and spent over $10,000,000 on the National Council of La Raza (La Raza, in short) between 1969 and 1992. La Raza (the Spanish word, raza, means race in English) is a major lobbying group for the Hispanic "race" and, like Henry Ford vis-à-vis the Jews, rabidly anti-white.

Almanac has already printed these facts (February 14, 1995, pp. 6-7) but the Administration has spent over a year not acknowledging them.

The Ford Foundation is a major embarrassment for the University. It has accepted a lot of money from it. Even though it is very rich (somewhere between 6 and 7 billion dollars in assets), the Ford Foundation should be thrown off campus. The University should not accept a penny from it. The University would not accept any money from the Nazi party (hopefully), which presumably had more than 7 billion 1996 dollars in assets, and it shouldn't accept any money from the Ford Foundation likewise.

Daniel R. Vining, Jr.,
Associate Professor, Regional Science Graduate Group

Response to Dr. Vining

In Almanac February 14, 1995, President Rodin replied to Professor Vining's previous request that the University not accept money from the Ford Foundation. The University has been steadfast in continuing to protect the right of faculty to receive research funding from any source that is legitimately constituted under law, ensures free inquiry and publication, and does not discriminate. The full policy for the acceptance of gifts, grants and contracts is in section III.H. of the Handbook for Faculty and Academic Administrators.

Ralph D. Amado
Acting Vice Provost for Research


Volume 42 Number 33
May 21/28, 1996

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