Justice Dept. to investigate and possibly sue universities over admissions policies deemed

  1. Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions
    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.”...
    Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions - The New York Times
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   BCgradnurse
    Hmmm.....looks like another attempt at distraction to me. This is disgraceful.
  4. by   ElvishDNP
    If there's any evidence that mediocre (and even that's stretching it a bit) men get advantages, look no further than POTUS himself.
  5. by   toomuchbaloney
    Aren't they playing directly to the popular notion that whites are oppressed by reverse racism?
  6. by   herring_RN
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    Aren't they playing directly to the popular notion that whites are oppressed by reverse racism?
    To me is seems if they were smart they would investigate discriminatory admissions policies or actions against ANY protected group.
  7. by   oldandintheway
    Allan Bakke, UC Davis medical school. All the way to a Supreme Court Decision, admitted by order of the court.
  8. by   herring_RN
    Quote from oldandintheway
    Allan Bakke, UC Davis medical school. All the way to a Supreme Court Decision, admitted by order of the court.
    Yes. That was 1978:
    The Supreme Court . Expanding Civil Rights . Landmark Cases . Regents of University of California v. Bakke (1978) | PBS
    Allan Bakke seemed like an excellent candidate. He had applied to the UC Davis School of Medicine in 1993.

    Twelve medical schools rejected him because of being too old at age thirty.
    He had applied late to UC Davis because of an illness in the family. By all accounts at the time he would have been accepted if he had applied earlier.
    400 Bad Request

    To me it seems Mr. Bakke also had higher scores than the average of the Whites who were admitted:
    Digital History

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