Barack Obama’s administration was a disaster on every front.
Obama routinely engaged in race baiting in order to sow discord that benefited him politically.
That all ended when Jeff Sessions ripped up this racist Obama policy.
Liberals have used affirmative action as a reverse racism program to benefit their voting constituencies.
During the Obama administration, the Justice and Education Departments instructed colleges to take race into account for admissions in order to “diversify” their student bodies.
The DOJ and Department of Education reversed those discriminatory policies when Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos instructed college to ignore race based admissions preferences.
The New York Times reports:
“The Trump administration will encourage the nation’s school superintendents and college presidents to adopt race-blind admissions standards, abandoning an Obama administration policy that called on universities to consider race as a factor in diversifying their campuses, officials said.
The reversal would restore the policy set during President George W. Bush’s administration, when officials told schools that it “strongly encourages the use of race-neutral methods” for admitting students to college or assigning them to elementary and secondary schools.
Last November, Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked the Justice Department to re-evaluate past policies that he believed pushed the department to act beyond what the law, the Constitution and the Supreme Court had required, Devin M. O’Malley, a Justice Department spokesman, said. As part of that process, the Justice Department rescinded seven policy guidances from the Education Department’s civil rights division on Tuesday.”
Democrats used identity politics based programs like affirmative action to advance the idea of group rights.
Liberals push the notion that you are a member of a group and not an individual and that the government must guarantee your “group” rights.
The only way to preserve your “rights” is to vote for Democrats since they are the party of big government.
Donald Trump was elected to erase Barack Obama’s legacy – and eliminating the racist requirements that colleges take race into account when conducting the admissions process is another down payment on fulfilling that promise.