The Wall Street Journal was the first to report that President Trump is withdrawing Obama-era policy guidelines that encouraged the consideration of race in college admissions. The guidelines were in place from 2011-2016 and encouraged colleges to voluntarily promote diversity and “avoid racial isolation” in their admissions practices.
The move doesn’t come as a surprise to most White House observers. One year ago, The Trump administration signaled the rules could be in their last days when it began searching for lawyers who were interested in investigating “intentional race-based discrimination” on college campuses.
What will the ultimate effect be around colleges in the country if the Obama-era rules are rolled back?
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