Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Rights Advocates: Jackson a Troubling Choice for Acting Head of Office of Civil Rights

Jamaal Abdul-Alim
April 18, 2017

The person that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently put in charge of her agency’s Office of Civil Rights is drawing a chorus of criticism from civil rights advocates and scholars over her historical hostility to racial preferences and other ideological stances — including having once complained that she was discriminated against for being White.

The Department of Education announced last week that attorney Candice Jackson had been appointed by DeVos as deputy assistant secretary in the Office for Civil Rights, as well as acting assistant secretary.

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