DeVos Appoints-White Acting Head of Office of Civil Rights

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Candice Jackson claimed discrimination for being white

Candice Jackson is the new acting head of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Right.  And in case you were wondering, she is white.

Jackson attended Stanford University in the mid-1990’s, while at Stanford she claimed discrimination because she was white.  On Wednesday, DeVos formally announced Candice Jackson’s position as deputy assistant secretary in the Office for Civil Rights.  A Nominee has yet to be selected and would have to receive Senate confirmation.  The Office of Civil Rights is has been responsible for protecting students from racial, gender, disability, and age discrimination for decades.

During her time at Stanford Jackson wrote in the Stanford Review, affirmative action “promotes racial discrimination.”  She also wrote:

“As with most liberal solutions to a problem, giving special assistance to minority students is a band-aid solution to a deep problem,” she wrote. “No one, least of all the minority student, is well served by receiving special treatment based on race or ethnicity.”

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