Princeton Faces Federal Inquiry After Acknowledging Racism

The investigation is the Trump administration’s latest salvo against schools and colleges that seek to address racism.

  • Published 18 September 2020

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The Trump administration has opened an investigation into racial bias at Princeton University, saying that the school’s recent acknowledgment of racism on campus amounts to a “shocking” and “serious” admission of discrimination. In a letter to the university on Wednesday, the U.S. Education Department said the school’s acknowledgment of racism conflicts with previous assurances that Princeton complies with federal anti-discrimination laws. It said that, in an open letter issued Sept. 2, the university’s president “admitted… Read at AP News