AAUP Dislikes Investigation of Academic Discrimination

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Guess who doesn’t like the Trump Administration’s attempt to investigate whether colleges and universities practice racial discrimination in their affirmative action programs?

“The Department of Justice has as yet declined to provide details about the new effort,” Hank Reichman of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) averred. “While we hope that any prosecutions will be consistent with current Supreme Court precedents upholding the constitutionality of race-conscious admissions programs, the AAUP will join with other organizations and individuals in higher education to vigorously defend the value of diversity and the rights of faculty and institutions to determine for themselves appropriate admissions standards in service of the common good.”