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Challenges to Race-Based Educational Programs After Supreme Court Ruling

Challenges to Race-Based Educational Programs After Supreme Court Ruling

A non-profit organization that opposes race-based educational policies is filing a number of complaints this year against universities in the United States. They are challenging University programs that promote racial diversity. This organization is questioning the legality of these programs.

The programs that the lawsuit targets include minority scholarships, summer study programs, and all types of residency initiatives that promote diversity. A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling came in June that banned racial grounds of admissions in college colleges. The provision is called affirmative action.

Conservative activists are of the opinion that this decision should be a part of educational programs and not just some. Some conservative groups have started to question race-based corporate diversity policies.

The Equal Protection Project is a part of the Legal Insurrection Foundation. It is led by Cornell University clinical law professor William Jacobson. This is the group that has submitted these complaints.

Formally, these complaints were submitted to the Civil Rights Office of the U.S. Department of Education. One of the most recent complaints from this non-profit organization is against Western Kentucky University. The University faces accusations of violation of civil rights law due to scholarships that are

However, the university has not yet filed a response to the complaint.

Advocates for race-conscious programs hold that these programs are extremely important. They work toward abolishing institutional and societal disadvantages for minority students.  

The Supreme Court’s ruling was based on admissions. However, some schools are also rethinking their race-based programs as a result. 

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