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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The New York Times.

The document, an internal announcement to the civil rights division, seeks current lawyers interested in working for a new project on “investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.”

The announcement suggests that the project will be run out of the division’s front office, where the Trump administration’s political appointees work, rather than its Educational Opportunities Section, which is run by career civil servants and normally handles work involving schools and universities.

The document does not explicitly identify whom the Justice Department considers at risk of discrimination because of affirmative action admissions policies. But the phrasing it uses, “intentional race-based discrimination,” cuts to the heart of programs designed to bring more minority students to university campuses.

Supporters and critics of the project said it was clearly targeting admissions programs that can give members of generally disadvantaged groups, like black and Latino students, an edge over other applicants with comparable or higher test scores.



Anonymous said...

Equal rights means just that, equal, not special rights.

Anonymous said...

Good, about time. Do away with quotas and go back to academic qualifications, that have not been lowered to accommodate the retards!
If you'er to dumb to get in, too bad!

Anonymous said...

About time we white guys catch a break.

Shadow said...

Goes back to two wrongs don't make a right- AA is inherently racist and favors minorities at the expense of whites. About time it was abolished.

Anonymous said...

This behavior has been occurring for years.