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Thu Aug 3, 2017, 11:48 AM

Justice Department denies 'personnel posting' reflects new policy on affirmative action

Source: ABC News

Justice Department denies 'personnel posting' reflects new policy on affirmative action

By KAELYN FORDE • Aug 2, 2017, 7:47 PM ET

The Justice Department (DOJ ) is refuting a report that it is working on a new directive to pursue inquiries and lawsuits against colleges they determine have engaged in discrimination "against white applicants,” saying today that they are in fact seeking volunteers to investigate an administrative complaint filed by a coalition of dozens of Asian-American associations.

A New York Times story published on Tuesday cited an "internal announcement to the civil rights division" seeking attorneys to work on "investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions." The article said the Trump administration is preparing to redirect DOJ resources “toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants.”

DOJ Spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores refuted the report in a statement Wednesday evening.

“Press reports regarding the personnel posting in the Civil Rights Division have been inaccurate,” she said. “The posting sought volunteers to investigate one administrative complaint filed by a coalition of 64 Asian-American associations in May 2015 that the prior administration left unresolved.

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Thu Aug 3, 2017, 12:12 PM

1. "...a coalition of 64 Asian-American associations..."

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