Arizona State Ends Class Limited to Native Americans

October 7, 2005

Arizona State University announced this week that it has told a professor that he may not limit enrollment in some class sections to Native American students.

The professor believes that it was educationally and legally appropriate for him to have the separate sections. But the university barred him from continuing to do so after a civil rights group complained. Last month, the University of Oregon changed a policy that gave some minority students priority enrollment in some class sections. Oregon acted after a student filed a complaint with the U.S. Education Department. And the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the group that challenged Arizona State’s class section, says that it is investigating another complaint about race-exclusive classes...

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