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Racial Preferences and the Department of Education

Some folks on the left seem to think it is outrageous that the new acting head of the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has criticized the use of racial preferences by universities, a.k.a. affirmative action. But what would be outrageous would be if the Trump administration were to put someone into this job who did not criticize such preferences. Yes, the Supreme Court has, alas, for now ruled that such discrimination is permissible in limited circumstances, but the head of OCR should be someone who will indeed insist that this discrimination be limited, and who will work with the Justice Department for the eventual ban — by the Court or by the political branches — on politically correct racial discrimination in public and other taxpayer-supported universities.

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