Trump reverses Obama-era race guidelines for admissions
04 July, 2018, 08:28 | Author: Kim Reid
Trump's Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, had issued two sets of admissions to colleges as well as elementary and secondary schools "on the voluntary use of race to achieve diversity", saying educational institutions had a "compelling interest" in doing so.
The following year, the Bush administration advised schools to use "race-neutral methods" to determine where children go to school, suggesting that officials use socioeconomic status instead of race.
The shift gives schools and colleges the federal government's blessing to leave race out of admissions and enrollment decisions and underscores the contentious politics that for decades have surrounded affirmation action policies, which have repeatedly been challenged before the Supreme Court.
But Anurima Bhargava, who monitored civil rights enforcement in schools under Obama's Justice Department says that the Trump administration is just trying to decrease diversity in higher education.
"Yet again we see that this administration's goal and vision for "Making America Great Again" is to reduce the role of the state in making sure our society prizes diversity and inclusion", Richmond said in a statement. They were talking about when schools and colleges and universities want to try and promote diversity amongst their student body and how they are able to do that.
Blum said Tuesday that the organization "welcomes any governmental actions that will eliminate racial classifications and preferences in college admissions". The US Supreme Court has upheld the use of race as a factor in admissions policies, as long as colleges can show that other methods alone cannot achieve diversity.
Trump officials said that the Obama administration overstepped its authority by going beyond what the Supreme Court has said in affirmative-action cases. "This is a purely political attack that benefits nobody".
The Republican Trump administration's move is being viewed by Democrats and liberals as a way to weaken affirmative action.
Fans react to blistering start in Croatia v Denmark
Denmark , which is set to take on Croatia Sunday, suffered its last defeat against Montenegro in 2016 in the World Cup qualifiers. When Ivan Rakitić calmly buried the decisive penalty , the fans in Croatia immediately ignited flares to start one insane party.
The Justice Department has already made clear its position on the matter, and back in November, the Wall Street Journalconfirmed that the department had launched a probe into Harvard's admissions policies after it received a civil rights complaint from a coalition of 60 Asian-American groups alleging bias from the university. However, the action does suggest that the federal government will be more willing to investigate complaints by applicants that they were denied entrance to a particular college due to their race, experts said. As Peter Wood said at the time, the guidance documents "seem to sanction common university practices which circumvent the law".
"We're now looking at a post-Kennedy Supreme Court". "It is more evidence that the Trump administration is skeptical about race-based decision-making in admissions and in other contexts".
A lawsuit against Harvard over the alleged discrimination against Asian-Americans is working its way through the courts now.
The studies were filed in Boston's federal court as both sides attempted to persuade a judge to end the suit before it reaches trial, which has been scheduled to start in October.
Massive outage hitting Comcast
Comcast and Xfinity users may need to find something else to do Friday after a massive outage affected users' cable and internet. Comcast provided a statement to CNBC confirming a "nationwide outage impacting some of our internet, video and voice customers".
Todd was strolling along with Paula and her other dog, Cooper, in Anthem, Arizona when they came upon a hidden rattlesnake . He saved his human from a rattlesnake yesterday". "It was a lovely morning", Godwin wrote in a Facebook post .
He was charged with five counts of first-degree murder in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in United States history. The newspaper said two other employees had non-life threatening injuries and were later released from a hospital.
Some residents are urged to limit their time outdoors including young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems. The National Weather Service and AccuWeather both are predicting a chance of showers and thunderstorms sometime after 2 p.m.
The travel ban has already been in effect since late a year ago and targets Venezuelan government officials and their families. Chad was recently removed from the list after the administration said that country had beefed up its information-sharing.
Mexico , who lost 3-0 to Sweden , go through in second place, while the Swedes took top spot in an incredible Group F. The changes made for a balanced team that was relieved to pull out the win against Sweden .
In his seventh season with Sacramento, the Kings traded Cousins to the Pelicans at the All-Star break during the 2016-17 season. That's a tricky area to maneuver, so the Silver and Black might be better off finding a trade package before the season starts.
The robot is a "mobile and autonomous assistance system" meant to help astronauts out with their day-to-day tasks. And CIMON has trained some time on Earth with German astronaut Alexander Gerst , who is already on the ISS board.
We played similarly against Lionel Messi and Argentina. "Now we can focus on preparations for the knockout stage", said Badelj. But Crespo - who scored 35 goals in 64 games for Argentina - said the dependance made complete sense.
Gingrich, Giuliani and other United States politicians have been well paid to speak at the annual Paris rally in recent years. In 2009, the European Union struck the Mujahideen from its list of terrorist organisations, where it had been since 2002.
The 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers are seen as the favorites to sign James on the NBA's free-agent market. While every team dreams of being ruled by King James, only a few have a legit chance of signing him.
Jerry Johnson , president of National Religious Broadcasters, joined many in noting the importance of Kennedy's replacement. But fast forward just months later in January 2017, following Trump's presidential win, and McConnell had a change of tone.
Things to know about abortion and the Supreme Court
Collins made headlines this weekend when she told CNN she wouldn't support a nominee who "demonstrated hostility" toward Roe v. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett of IN , who is one of seven judges considered to be front-runners.
North Korea steps up production of fuel for nuclear weapons
Bartiromo asked him about the historic summit with Kim in Singapore just weeks ago, saying North Korea should be telling the U.S. Trump had showered Kim with praises, calling him a "very talented man", and made security concessions in return for very little.
Amy Hennig has left EA to start her own studio
Speaking with Eurogamer at the Gamelab conference in Barcelona, Amy Hennig revealed she had left the company back in January. We have so much respect for her and the creative spirit she brought to the teams and projects she worked on at EA.