Sessions Announces Another Blow to Obama’s Legacy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday rescinded a series of Obama-era guidelines aimed at promoting diversity in higher education.

The documents laid out legal guidelines for how colleges could properly consider race in admissions decisions in order to promote campus diversity. Rescinding the guidelines does not change official U.S. policy, but marks a return to the Bush-era approach of “race-neutral” college admissions.

The guidances were among 24 that Sessions pulled back on Tuesday, deeming them “unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law, or otherwise improper.”

The Trump administration has argued that the rules violate Supreme Court precedent on affirmative action.

Read more at The Hill.

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