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June 06, 2014

Schools illegally suspended students to comply with feds' disparate-impact mandate?

A few months ago, I wrote about the Obama Administration's announcement that it would apply disparate-impact theory to schools' discipline policies. According to the Administration, a school presumably violates multiple federal laws if it punishes students of any particular race or gender at a disproportionate rate. ...

January 21, 2014

Feds threaten schools with disparate-impact liability

The Obama Administration recently sent a warning to the nation's schools to not racially discriminate against students.  The warning came in the form of a "dear colleague" letter, which explains how the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education interpret Titles IV and VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The controversial part of the ...

May 08, 2012

Obama Administration taking disparate impact theory to a new level

On this blog we have often talked about the perils of disparate impact theory. Disparate impact forces employers to use a race-first mentality to hiring, firing, and promotion decisions.  As I wrote in this op-ed in the Washington Times, “instead of focusing on concrete examples of bias by identifiable bureaucracies or individuals, disparat ...