Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions plan to use the Civil Rights division of the Justice Department—which enforces affirmative action laws—to roll back progress on civil rights.
They will investigate and sue universities that they believe have discriminatory practices against white applicants, and are actively recruiting right-wing lawyers to do so.
Sign if you are outraged: Trump & Sessions to use Justice Department to roll back on civil rights
Supreme Court precedent has upheld the constitutionality of affirmative action, and the country has benefited from more inclusive higher education institutions.
Right now, all we know is from a memo acquired by the New York Times that the Justice Department intends to do this. We don't know if they have expended resources yet, so if we raise hell now we can stop it before it does too much damage.
Sign the petition denouncing the Trump Administration for its assault on affirmative action, and pledging to fight this move every step of the way.
Paul Hogarth, Daily Kos