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Trump Directs Justice Dept. To Look Into University Affirmative Action Policies

The Justice Dept.’s Civil Rights Division would investigate and sue universities over policies deemed to discriminate against white college applicants.

Gov. Greg Abbott and other top Republicans want to create vouchers, to help families with special needs kids pay for private school.

Affirmative action admissions policies could come under scrutiny from the White House.

The New York Times reports the Trump administration is directing the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division to investigate and sue universities over policies deemed to discriminate against white college applicants. It’s an issue in which Texas has played a major role in a recent Supreme Court ruling.

For an explanation of what this means, we talk with Charles “Rocky” Rhodes. He’s a constitutional law professor at the South Texas College of Law Houston.

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