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US Justice Department Says No Change in Affirmative Action Stance

The U.S. Department of Justice is throwing cold water on reports that it is exploring a new initiative to investigate and sue universities and colleges over race-conscious admission policies critics see as discriminatory against white applicants.

The New York Times and The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that the Justice Department’s civil rights division will run the new project and is seeking current department lawyers to work on “investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.”

The program, according to the Times and the Post, will be run by political appointees in the civil rights division’s …read more

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