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Dept. of Education Investigating MBA Program for Excluding White Males

Dept. of Education Investigating MBA Program for Excluding White Males

“The program is part of a broader investment in helping everyone, except white men, learn about business.”

Yum! Brands, Inc., the parent company of Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has an MBA program “to help increase the representation of women and racial minorities in the franchise restaurant industry.”

Well, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights launched an investigation because it discriminates against white males at the University of Louisville and Howard University. From The College Fix:

Professor Mark Perry, who frequently files Title IX and Title VI complaints, shared the OCR letters with The College Fix. Title IX of the Civil Rights Act prohibits higher education institutions from discriminating on the basis of sex, while Title VI prohibits racial discrimination.

The Fix contacted OCR attorneys Bradley Moore and Arati Jani on March 23 to ask for an update on the investigations but did not receive a response.

The two universities joined with the fast food corporation to create the Yum! Franchise Accelerator MBA program at the University of Louisville.

The Kentucky university teamed up with the corporation in 2021 to “unlock opportunity in the franchising industry and create a level playing field for the underrepresented people of color and women.” The program is part of a broader investment in helping everyone, except white men, learn about business.

Ten students from the two universities will participate in this program while they finish their MBA. In addition to offering the students mentorship and financial help, the program provides an opportunity for two students to potentially become future Yum! Franchise owners.

Currently the program has six students from Howard and four from Louisville.

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Is Louisville a historically black college, like Howard? If so, it sounds like it would be difficult to make a case for discriminating against white men if the grants went exclusively to black colleges.

Historically black colleges are not exclusively black. They do admit people who are not black.

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