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Race & College Admission

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Under President Obama, the federal government offered schools voluntary guidelines showing how race could be used to promote diversity. The law as written (LAW) makes it clear that race can be used as one factor among many when admitting students and so the Obama administration was operating within the law—albeit with a push in favor of using race as a factor. The Trump administration has not changed the LAW but has replaced the Obama era guidelines by copy-pasting those from the Bush era. These guidelines also fall within the LAW but change the preference in favor of race-neutral methods of admission. On the one hand, it might be thought that this change is not a significant change. After all, the LAW remains the same, the only change is in the guidance offered by the government. As such, school admissions could remain the same. Embed from Getty. . .

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