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A Backlash Against Race-Based College Admissions

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A Backlash Against Race-Based College Admissions research shows that when social media discusses Affirmative Action, people used these words: , lose, breaking, i wonder, against, encouraging, is racist, support, to ignore, scandal, failures, benefit, dropped, get rid of, undercut, benefited, the problem, overturn, to defend, abandons, bashes, encourage, getting rid of, unfair, hurts, last much longer, the greatest, benefitted, oppose, reparations, against, good, is moral, overturned, protecting, regarding, the death penalty, to drop, weak, forced, is wrong. Based on our research, see the crowd's opinion and sentiment on Affirmative Action . The data was collected from samples of comments made on the Internet through 07/03/2018. You can intereact with the polling data and see actual excerpts of opinions we've gathered.Use the search box to enter topics, terms, and/or names to see the latest trends and opinion polls on news, sports, politics, entertainment, celebrities, hashtags, products, electronics and more. Opinion polls are updated several times every day on every topic.

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Under the Obama Administration, policies were put in place to encourage colleges to consider race during the admissions process as a way of increasing diversity. This was part of a broader Affirmative Action push, which narrowly survived a 2016 Supreme Court case in which the majority of justices—including the outgoing Anthony Kennedy—agreed race is a reasonable factor in college admissions. But Affirmative Action policies appear to be in serious trouble now that swing-voter Kennedy is out the door and the Trump Administration is axing Obama-era guidelines in favor of “race-blind” admission standards. The decision was announced on Tuesday, marking the latest example of Trump blowing up anything and everything associated with his predecessor. While the previous directive and the new directive aren’t laws, The New York Times reports, “School officials who keep their race-conscious admissions policies intact would do so knowing that they could face a Justice Department investigation or lawsuit, or lose funding from the Education Department.” The “race-blind” standard has been applied before, most recently during the presidency of George W. Bush. And over the past 90 days, “Affirmative Action” has a 61 percent negative score on Twitter. –Alex Shultz

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