(THE COLLEGE FIX) – A University of Utah program that is only open to black students has drawn the scrutiny of the federal Department of Education.
The Office for Civil Rights has a pending investigation into the “African American Doctoral Scholars Initiative,” according to a letter provided to The College Fix by Professor Mark Perry, who filed a complaint against the university. Perry regularly files complaints against programs that potentially discriminate on the basis of race or sex.
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The program, “provides a scholarly community and educational services for African American doctoral students,” according to the university. The program also provides scholarships to “full-time African American” students who “demonstrate a commitment to understanding Black life, history, and culture in the United States.” It has been in operation for five years.