White students are no longer barred from courses at the University of Minnesota
According to a report, a University of Minnesota course that was restricted to people of color and Native Americans is now open to white students, following a complaint with federal civil rights officials.
The summer course, originally called the Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program, has been renamed thePathways to Graduate School: Summer Research Program” from school, according to the New York Post.
According to the website, students just need to have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and be “US citizens or permanent residents.”
The Same protection project filed legal action against the university for discriminating against students based on the color of their skin.
William Jacobson, a Cornell University law professor who works with the Equal Protection Project, said that schools’ elimination of racially exclusive language is a good first step.
“The university needs to make a formal apology and implement changes to ensure that discrimination does not continue to go public,” Jacobson said in a statement.
He also urged the university to investigate why the school “openly discriminates on the basis of skin color.”
University officials made changes to the course on Wednesday, saying the program dates back to the 1980s.
“It was developed in part to address the underrepresentation of black students at the graduate or professional level, which has been viewed as a national problem,” the university said in a statement.
“His goals included providing students with the opportunity to pursue further study at the graduate level and working with them to improve their readiness and access to study at the graduate level.”
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