Project on Fair Representation Asks Morgan Stanley and Princeton University to End Race-and Sex-Based Internship Program

Today, on behalf of the Project on Fair Representation (POFR), Boyden Gray and Associates PLLC wrote a detailed letter to the legal departments of Morgan Stanley and Princeton University questioning the legality of Morgan Stanley’s 2022 Freshman Enhancement Program. The letter is attached.

The letter notes that “Morgan Stanley and various prestigious colleges and universities, including Princeton University, have been promoting an internship program at Morgan Stanley that explicitly excludes applicants on the basis of race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.”

The letter continues: “While the program proclaims to serve laudable goals—ensuring that Morgan Stanley’s ‘clients benefit from the widest range of insights, experiences and perspectives’ and that the firm ‘attract[s] and retains[s] top candidates from all backgrounds through a focus on recruitment, career development and individual advancement’—the use of race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation to advance these goals is blatantly illegal and immoral. It must stop immediately.”

Edward Blum, president of POFR said, “No American should be excluded from participating in any public program because of their race or sexual identity. It is to be hoped that Morgan Stanley and Princeton University will end these racial and sexual requirements and open this internship program to all qualified applicants.”

Click here to read the full letter.

Contact: Edward Blum

3571 Far West Blvd. #17

Austin, Texas 78731