NEW YORK — The Trump administration
is considering rolling back anti-discrimination rules in education, housing,
and other areas, according to The Washington Post. The disparate impact regulations are intended to
identify and fight practices that harm people of color, women, and other groups
subject to discrimination.
Jeff Robinson, American Civil
Liberties Union deputy legal director, had the following reaction:
“Disparate impact is a critical
framework to secure opportunities and equality for people of color, women, and
others struggling under the weight of present-day and historical
discrimination. It is shameful that this administration is considering
dismantling tools to fight discrimination rather than using its power to foster
respect for the dignity and equality of all people.
“Signs of bias in decision-making
are often hidden to protect against civil rights enforcement. The federal
government should use its civil rights enforcement powers to ensure a level
playing field for all Americans.”
The statement is online here: https://www.aclu.org/news/aclu-statement-report-trump-administration-rollback-anti-discrimination-rules .
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