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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUING COLLEGES OVER AFFIRMATIVE ACTION!

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Affirmative Action is one of the most ridiculous things that I have ever heard of. We used to live in a country where people got rewarded for doing well and working hard, not just because they happen to be lumped into one category with no basis on merit.

Here’s some news the left is likely to be very unhappy about… President Donald Trump’s Dept. of Justice is now actively preparing a campaign against affirmative action in higher education. Sound the alarm! Here’s the scoop…

 From New York Times: 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.

The project is another sign that the civil rights division is taking on a conservative tilt under President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. It follows other changes in Justice Department policy on voting rights, gay rights and police reforms.

 

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