Feds Go After University Admissions ‘Discrimination’
But not the way you might expect. Officials say Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department will refocus its civil rights resources on investigating possible discrimination against white university applicants, potentially fueling lawsuits that could dismantle longstanding affirmative action policies. Just last year, the Supreme Court reaffirmed universities’ rights to consider race as a factor in admissions in order to ensure diversity in the classroom. The new investigations represent the latest Justice Department challenge to longstanding civil rights enforcement, part of a campaign that’s also targeted employment discrimination policies and voting rights.