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Obama Education Secretary: Reversing Race Based Admission Policy ‘Dangerous’

Obama Education Secretary: Reversing Race Based Admission Policy ‘Dangerous’

“because the truth is African-American and Latino students are significantly underrepresented”

Unlike Betsy DeVos, no one even knew this man’s name while he was in office. Perhaps he’s just trying to make up for that now.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Obama education secretary: Trump administration’s rollback of race guidelines in college admissions is ‘dangerous’

John King Jr., who served as education secretary under former President Barack Obama, says the Trump administration’s crackdown on use of race in college admissions is “going backwards on civil rights issues.”

“It’s dangerous because the truth is African-American and Latino students are significantly underrepresented: underrepresented on Ivy League campuses, underrepresented in research universities, underrepresented in flagship state public higher-ed institutions, dramatically underrepresented in many cases,” King told David Axelrod on “The Axe Files,” a podcast from the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN.

Last week the Justice Department rescinded a list of guidances, issued during the Obama administration, which allowed for administrators to consider race when making admissions decisions.

King also noted during the podcast that the Justice Department’s action affects K-12 schools as well, as it “sends a signal to school districts that the administration is opposed to them thinking about how to create more diverse schools within school districts.”

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“underrepresented on Ivy League campuses, underrepresented in research universities, underrepresented in flagship state public higher-ed institutions”

The Voldemort Hypothesis is a better explanation for this than racism.

Dangerous? To whom, and how? Who exactly is going to be injured or killed as a result, and by what mechanism? Or is there some other definition of “danger” of which I’m unaware?

Actually I think you’ll find they are overrepresented in all those places; they form a greater proportion of the population in those places than they do of that sector of the general population with the intellectual capacity and aptitude to belong there.

And no, it doesn’t “send a signal”, it says so openly. No decoding necessary. The administration is opposed — or should be — to them thinking about how to meddle with whatever racial or ethnic mix happens to occur of its own accord at any school.

Dangerous? I don’t think so.

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