After offending many with his recent comments on transgenders and use of force by the police, the Commander in Chief, Donald Trump, is now preparing to file lawsuits against colleges and universities that he believes have practiced racial discrimination against white people.
According to documents obtained by the NY Times, the Trump administration will begin allocating resources from the Justice Department’s civil rights division towards investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants.
The document states that they are seeking lawyers who are interested in working for a new project on “investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.”
To add more fire to the flame, the announcement says that the new project will be directed by Trump’s team of political appointees instead of the Educational Opportunities Section. The EOS department is run by career civil servants that normally handle work involving schools and universities. But the Trump Administration will be using their own appointed team of workers to handle affirmative action cases against schools across the country.
The phrasing that the document uses, “intentional race-based discrimination,” implies that they will be targeting programs designed to bring more minority students to university campuses.
Supporters and critics of the project say that it clearly targets admissions programs that give students from disadvantaged minority groups an edge over other applicants with comparable or higher test scores.