Washington Examiner: Education Department turns a blind eye to universities’ continued racial discrimination

September 12, 2023 | By ALISON SOMIN , ERIN WILCOX

Eliminating racial discrimination means eliminating all of it, as the Supreme Court held just two months ago in the Students for Fair Admissions cases striking down race-preferential admissions at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. Yet many universities have _ essentially revealed _ they plan to disregard the intent of the ruling and continue factoring race into the admissions process, albeit more subtly than before.

In Students for Fair Admissions, the Supreme Court held that Harvard and North Carolina could no longer pursue racial diversity through openly discriminatory admissions practices. In response, universities are now asking: What about more veiled forms of discrimination?

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