Bill Jacobson reports that the Trump Justice Department may be about to start making colleges resume admitting people on the basis of the content of their character, rather than the color of their skin.
Chief Justice Roberts had it right: â€œThe way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.â€
If a report in the NY Times is accurate, the Trump administration is getting ready to take on the most precious of liberal dogmas, the institutionalized racial discrimination in college admissions, aka affirmative action.
The Times reaches the conclusion that affirmative action will be under attack, even though the documents it has obtained for its reporting donâ€™t actually say that. The Times reports, Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions:
The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Departmentâ€™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 â€œinvestigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.â€
The announcement suggests that the project will be run out of the divisionâ€™s front office, where the Trump administrationâ€™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, â€œintentional race-based discrimination,â€ cuts to the heart of programs designed to bring more minority students to university campuses.
There is the predictable freak out, particularly from virtue-signaling white liberals.
The Left is going to have a cow.