This Obama attack on white people was ended by Trump
Barack Obama’s administration loved to race bait.
Obama and his team played the race card on a host of major decisions.
Now Trump just ended one of Obama’s most controversial policies critics had labeled as racist.
Trump’s Justice Department will now be investigating and bringing law suits against colleges that use race based admissions criteria that discriminate against white people.
The New York Times reports:
“The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The New York Times.
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 say the move is necessary because affirmative action also discriminates against Asian students and that America is generations removed from Jim Crow and other racially biased laws that limited the ability of black and Latino students to compete on a level playing field in university admissions.
Conservatives also praised the move as the Justice Department moving back towards its main function – fighting for justice for all Americans.
The New York Times also reports:
“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.
The project is another sign that the civil rights division is taking on a conservative tilt under President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. It follows other changes in Justice Department policy on voting rights, gay rights and police reforms.
Roger Clegg, a former top official in the civil rights division during the Reagan administration and the first Bush administration who is now the president of the conservative Center for Equal Opportunity, called the project a “welcome” and “long overdue” development as the United States becomes increasingly multiracial.
“The civil rights laws were deliberately written to protect everyone from discrimination, and it is frequently the case that not only are whites discriminated against now, but frequently Asian-Americans are as well,” he said.”
Under Barack Obama and Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department became a hotbed of racial grievance politics.
Now under the guidance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Justice Department is once again an institution that will enforce the law fairly on behalf of all Americans.