New Diversity Guidelines, Same Old Problems

Glenn Ricketts

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  • December 05, 2011

Over at NRO, Roger Clegg of the Center for Equal Opportunity has this useful discussion of the Obama adminitration's new "guidance" for colleges and universities seeking to enhance racial "diversity" without getting in trouble with the law. No problem really, since so many of them have been side-stepping or evading the law in any case for some time. But now they can cite this document issued jointly by the departments of Education and Justice, which seems to suggest that "diverse learning environments" are what higher education's all about.

But as Roger also notes, perhaps the silver lining here will emerge if the US Supreme Court feels compelled to grant certiorari in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas. in which the petitioner charges that the school's "diversity" admissions program discriminated against her on the basis of race. We've signed on to that brief, and you can read about it here.

I hope that Roger's right about that, and that the Court will rule definitively in the Fisher case. Because as it stands now, college "diversicrats" appear to have been given a completely free pass by the new criteria.

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