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The DOJ takes on a new debate — Should affirmative action be banned in college admissions? (Bibliography)

The DOJ takes on a new debate — Should affirmative action be banned in college admissions? (Bibliography)

Background

The Trump administration is moving the question the use of Affirmative Action in University admissions requirements.

Charlie Savage, August 1, 2017, New York Times, Justice Department to take on affirmative action in college admissions, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/01/us/politics/trump-affirmative-action-universities.html

The Department of Justice has decided to divert resources into the question of whether or not white people are discriminated against in the college admissions process. 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

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