ICYMI: NACAC Opposes Efforts to Undermine Race-Conscious Admission Policies

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NACAC issued a statement this week, noting that the association is “firmly opposed” to the Trump administration’s decision to reverse Obama era guidance on race-conscious admission policies.

In a joint letter, the US Education and Justice Departments announced on Tuesday that they will rescind seven guidance documents that encouraged colleges and other schools to consider race as a factor when making admission decisions.

“NACAC is firmly opposed to any effort to undermine the ability of colleges and universities to consider, in a limited and careful manner, race and ethnicity when making college admission decisions,” the association noted in its statement. “In 2016, the US Supreme Court affirmed and further clarified through Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin the right of colleges to consider race and ethnicity as one factor among many when reviewing the applications of prospective students. Rescinding the existing Department of Justice guidance would undermine the court’s ruling.”

Read the full statement.

Admitted writer/editor Mary Stegmeir welcomes additional comments and story ideas at mstegmeir@nacacnet.org.

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