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Trump administration to tackle racist college admission programs Posted on August 2, 2017 by Sam Rolley

Trump administration to tackle racist college admission programs

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The Trump administration Department of Justice is preparing to use funding from the agency’s civil rights division to investigate whether affirmative action policies in university admissions intentionally discriminate against qualified applicants in an effort to fill race  quotas.

That’s according to a report out Wednesday from The New York Times based on a document obtained by the paper (emphasis added):

The document, an internal announcement to the civil rights division, seeks current lawyers interested in working for a new project on “investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.”

The announcement suggests that the project will be run out of the division’s front office, where the Trump administration’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, “intentional race-based discrimination,” cuts to the heart of programs designed to bring more minority students to university campuses.

Supporters and critics of the project said it was clearly targeting admissions programs that can give members of generally disadvantaged groups, like black and Latino students, an edge over other applicants with comparable or higher test scores.

Plenty of people argue that the move is long overdue as regulations originally intended to ensure that everyone has a fair shake in the college admission process are now stacking the odds against white and Asian students in many cases.

And it’s about more than just who gets into what colleges. Private schools that refuse to adhere to government affirmative action demands can be barred from accepting government subsidized student loans and Pell Grants to help some students pay for tuition costs. As I wrote about the conservative Hillsdale College back in 2012:

In the 1970s, the college made certain that liberal indoctrination on behalf of the status-quo Federal bureaucracy would never creep into its halls. The Department of Health, Education and Welfare set out to interfere with Hillsdale admissions policy during that period on the pretext that the school received Federal money in the form of student loans and financial aid. The Federal agency demanded that the college adopt an affirmative action admissions policy despite the fact that it was the first American college to prohibit in its charter any discrimination based on race, religion or sex, and became an early force for the abolition of slavery. It was also the second college in the Nation to grant four-year liberal arts degrees to women. Because the government’s unConstitutional mandate would make the college subject its admission roster to levels of discrimination that it had never before practiced, Hillsdale’s trustees responded with two resolutions:

  1. The College would continue its policy of non-discrimination.
  2. “With the help of God,” it would “resist, by all legal means, any encroachments on its independence.”

A decade of litigation ensued; and in 1984, the Supreme Court ruled against Hillsdale, saying it was indeed subject to bureaucratic mandates. The college announced that rather than comply with unConstitutional Federal regulation, it would no longer accept Federal taxpayer money to pay student tuition. In 2007, the school also rejected any tuition assistance funded by the State of Michigan, instead opting to aid students who need financial help with private contributions.

 Of course, the left is using the move to potentially rethink affirmative action as “proof” that Attorney General Jeff Sessions President Donald Trump hate minorities.

From The Hill:

Lambda Legal, an LGBT civil rights group, called the news a “new low” for the Department of Justice and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“It’s repulsive and perverse that affirmative action has now found its main adversary in the very arm of DOJ meant to advance progress on civil rights: the Civil Rights Division,” Lambda Legal’s CEO Rachel Tiven said in a statement.

“We are appalled but not surprised by this continued assault on civil rights, and Jeff Sessions’ determination to sully the reputation of the Department of Justice.”

 

 The ACLU weighed in, saying: “The idea that the Justice Department would sue colleges over their inclusive policies is an affront to fairness and sends a dangerous signal that it will no longer work to protect the most vulnerable.”

Source: Will County News

Trump News August 3, 2017

Today, American Dream Week continues at the White House. President Donald J. Trump is focused on empowering every American to achieve their dreams. Under the President’s leadership, optimism is skyrocketing, jobs are coming back, and the economy is revving up.

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Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy 
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump, alongside U.S. Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue, announced legislation that would represent the most significant reform to our immigration system in half a century. The Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act will create a merit-based immigration system that protects our workers, our taxpayers, and our economy.
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Vice President Pence in Montenegro 
Yesterday, Vice President Pence concluded his trip abroad to Eastern Europe. His last stop was Montenegro, where he made remarks at the Adriatic Charter Summit. “The bond between the United States and Europe has been, is now, and always will be essential — for we are stronger together than we will ever be apart.”
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Dow Jones Industrial Average Reaches All-time High 
On Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached an all-time high of over 22,000, up over 4,000 points since the election. Under the Trump Administration, consumer confidence is soaring.
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PHOTO OF THE DAY

President Donald J. Trump, Senator Tom Cotton, and Senator David Perdue | August 2, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

POTUS AND VP TODAY

Today, the President will participate in a Department of Veterans Affairs Telehealth Event at the White House. Watch live at 11:30am EST.

COMING UP THIS WEEK

Tomorrow, President Trump will join a Hurricane Briefing at FEMA Headquarters. Later in the afternoon, he will participate in an intellectual property event at the White House.

Source: Will County News

Dems Have Been Using The Same Line Since 1979 to bail out Chgo. Public Schools

Watch now.

Governor Rauner has used his amendatory veto on Democrats’ School Funding Bill. They say that Rauner and Republicans are hostile to Chicago schoolchildren.

Has Democrat rhetoric on school-funding changed at all in the past 40 years? What’s next for school funding legislation? If there is no possibility of a deal, is Speaker Madigan’s next play to woo 4 Republicans to override the governor’s veto?

Illinois State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) joins Dan and Shaun Thompson to discuss.

Source: Will County News

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Source: Will County News

Trump News August 4, 2017

THE PRESIDENT’S WEEKLY ADDRESS

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Giving Our Veterans the Care They Deserve 
Yesterday, President Trump and Secretary David Shulkin announced three initiatives that will expand access to health care for Veterans across the country. Using telehealth technology and mobile applications, the VA will connect with more Veterans to provide services where they live.
Watch the announcement

Vice President Pence’s Trip to Europe 
Vice President Pence has returned from Eastern Europe after a successful week advancing President Trump’s America First agenda and strengthening our partnerships in the region.
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Ivanka Trump and Kellyanne Conway Host Listening Session With Military Spouses
Ivanka Trump and Kellyanne Conway, along with Secretary Acosta and Administrator McMahon, hosted a listening session with military spouses from various branches of the military, discussing the challenges they face with finding and retaining employment
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PHOTO OF THE DAY

Marine One | August 3, 2017 (Official White House Shealah Craighead)

POTUS AND VP TODAY

Today, President Trump and Vice President Pence will participate in a briefing on Hurricane Season at FEMA Headquarters, followed by lunch together at the White House. Later this evening, the Vice President will deliver remarks to Young America’s Foundation 39th Annual National Conservative Student Conference in D.C.

Source: Will County News