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When the Justice Department announced last week that it was lining up behind a lawsuit against Harvard University over its consideration of race in student admissions, David Hawkins, who’s worked on the issue for nearly two decades, says there was a near-universal reaction among higher-ed admissions officials:

Here we go again.

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A Leaked Memo Just Revealed The Feds Are About To Roll Back Civil Rights In Schools

With more than 16,000 complaints alleging special ed discrimination in five years, it's clear our kids still need defending.

Put the words “civil rights” next to “education,” and your brain probably conjures up images in black and white: Stoic black teenagers walking past screaming, angry white people outside of Little Rock High School maybe, or black schoolgirl Ruby Bridges, in plaits and a crisp white dress, escorted to class by four beefy U.S. marshals.

Unlikely to make the mental picture: Subpar programs for special-needs kids, schools with a history of disproportionately punishing black boys, or a college dean whose campus recorded another rape.

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