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Cruz Clashes with Public TV: Why Does Diversity Funding Exclude Whites?

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Sen. Ted Cruz is challenging the Independent Television Service (ITVS) over its Diversity Development Fund, which offers financial support exclusively to “directors of color.”

Cruz argues that this discriminates against white filmmakers and violates civil rights laws.

Sen. Ted Cruz wrote, “Because white filmmakers are facially ineligible for this seed money, the fund runs afoul of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.”

“I therefore urge you to remove race as an eligibility criterion for the Diversity Development Fund. ITVS can surely pursue its mandate to ‘expand the diversity and innovativeness’ of public programming without violating the law,” he continued.

Cruz pointed out that “The ITVS website features an ‘Impact’ page demonstrating how its documentaries ‘inspir[e] audiences to take action’ on politically charged issues like criminal justice reform. These documentaries overwhelmingly reflect a liberal worldview.”

“Yet ITVS funds hardly any documentaries from a conservative perspective. A public organization that costs American taxpayers $17 million a year should not be a vehicle for left-wing agitprop,” declared Cruz.

He urges ITVS to remove race as an eligibility criterion for the fund and questions the organization’s allocation of taxpayer funds.

Additionally, Cruz criticizes ITVS for allegedly favoring liberal viewpoints in its documentary funding, while neglecting conservative perspectives.

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