DOJ to Investigate Discriminatory College Admissions


President Donald Trump wants to see whether the Justice Department can sue colleges over affirmative action policies the administration believes discriminate against white students.

According to The New York Times, the project would reportedly involve investigations and possible lawsuits over "intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions."

Some say it's long overdue.

“Black students and Hispanic students that are let into these kind of programs have a much lower graduation rate, worse grades and it causes them to drop out in larger numbers,” says Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation.

Von Spakovsky says polling numbers support the president.

“Americans do not like the idea that their kids are going to be judged by their race when they apply to college, and that is a majority of all Americans, it doesn't matter their race or ethnicity,” he says.

The Supreme Court last addressed the issue when it ruled against a white woman denied admission to University of Texas-Austin.

“She should have won that case, but remember that case was filed under the federal constitution, the latest case is being filed under the state constitution,” says von Spakovsky.


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