Trump ditches Obama guidelines which told colleges to consider applicants' race

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"Such accumulative measures align with a series of steady going Supreme Court rulings that progressively curtail the use of race in college admissions and banned uses of racial quotas, racial stereotypes, and higher standards", the AACE said in a statement.

The Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld - though with an increasingly narrow view - the practice of considering race as a factor in order to ensure minorities are integrated at elite U.S. educational institutions.

The court's most recent significant ruling on the subject bolstered colleges' use of race among many factors in the admission process. Justice Anthony Kennedy who was the swing vote in a 2016 decision to uphold race-conscious admissions policies, is retiring at the end of the month. In a letter signed by the new Education Department civil rights chief, Kenneth Marcus, and acting assistant attorney general John Gore, both officials note that a review by the departments concluded that the Obama-era documents "advocate policy preferences and positions beyond the requirements of the Constitution, Title IV, and Title VI" and "prematurely decide, or appear to decide, whether particular actions violate the Constitution or federal law".

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Peter McDonough, vice president and general counsel of the American Council on Education, which represents college and university presidents, said he doubted schools would change their admission policies based exclusively on the announcement.

The policy, aimed at opening up the establishments to non-white students, was instituted by President Obama in 2011. The guidance said that while race should not be the primary factor in an admission decision, schools could lawfully consider it in the interest of achieving diversity. The change will reverse guidance issued by the Obama administration which recommended that schools consider race as one factor in admissions. He said it was appropriate for the administration to ditch policies that had encouraged schools to weigh race and ethnicity in deciding where students would be assigned or admitted.

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The following year, the Bush administration advised schools to use "race-neutral methods" to determine where children go to school, suggesting that officials use socioeconomic status instead of race. Colleges could potentially use the new Trump revisions to help defend themselves against lawsuits over their admission policies, however.

"I personally feel attacked", Fields said.

"As the Supreme Court has recognized", one of the documents states, "diversity has benefits for all students, and today's students must be prepared to succeed in a diverse society and an increasingly global workforce".

The Justice Department in the Trump administration had already signaled its concern about the use of race in admissions decisions. The guidelines that will be eliminated called for colleges to seek ways to promote racial diversity without being discriminatory in their admissions.

Civil liberties groups immediately decried the move, saying it went against decades of court rulings that permit colleges and universities to take race into account.

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