NAS endorsement of the College Admissions Accountability Act

National Association of Scholars

The National Association of Scholars strongly endorses the College Admissions Accountability Act. The act would create a Special Inspector General for Unlawful Discrimination in Higher Education who would investigate college and university admissions offices for using unlawful racial preferences. It would also make compliance with the Equal Protection Clause and Title VI a condition for receiving federal aid. The need for such a measure is evident to anyone aware of the state of higher education today.

Colleges and universities have long shown their willingness to bypass non-discrimination law in the name of so-called “equity.” As our reports continue to show, institutions often act with a total sense of impunity, openly declaring their intention to discriminate on the basis of race. Too often, they face few consequences even for blatant violations of the law.

Since Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, a preponderance of institutions have declared their intention to yet again bypass the law and ignore the substance of the ruling. In word and deed, colleges and universities have made clear that they intend to continue to discriminate on the basis of race. They need to know that their unlawful actions will lead to clear consequences, and this is the great wisdom of the College Admissions Accountability Act.

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