More than 20 schools, including Wesleyan University, the University of Colorado, Cornell University, and the University the University at Buffalo, have been accused of discriminating against white students by refusing to admit students of color.
Here’s what you need to know about race and the impact it has on students.1.
The University of Wisconsin is a major hub for affirmative action.
In 2016, it became the first public institution in the country to admit more black and Latino students than white students.
In addition, it has made significant strides in increasing the number of people of color on its campus.2.
At the University from 2011 to 2017, there were over 100 admissions decisions for Black students.
But the number was significantly lower than the number for White students.
The percentage of Black students who were admitted was only 8.3% compared to a 10.7% White admissions rate.3.
In 2017, Wesleyan ranked seventh among the 50 largest private universities in the nation for diversity.
The school was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Best Colleges in the U.S.4.
In 2013, the university instituted a “Black-inclusive campus” policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race.
In 2019, the school added the “All Students” category to its “Inclusionary and Affirmative Action Policies and Procedures.”5.
A 2014 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education documented a number of instances in which students of colour were “persecuted, excluded, harassed, or otherwise discriminated against” by Wesleyan’s administration.
The university responded by implementing a series of steps designed to protect the rights of students of Color.6.
In January 2018, a federal judge ruled that the school violated Title IX when it failed to adequately protect Black students from harassment and assault.
In February 2018, the judge overturned that ruling, finding that the university failed to meet its own obligations under Title IX.7.
Wesleyan officials have acknowledged that a large number of its Black students are denied admission to Wesleyan because of their race.
During a January 21, 2019 hearing, Dean of Students and Dean of Admissions Jonathan S. Rolston acknowledged that Wesleyan has “significant and longstanding” institutional problems with racial disparities.
He said the school “is committed to the full and fair application of Title IX.”8.
In June 2018, Wesleyans College of the Arts, which is about half the size of Wesleyan, became the second institution in Wesleyan history to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The accreditation has made it easier for Wesleyan to attract and retain qualified Black students, including those who have graduated from colleges and universities in historically Black areas.9.
In 2015, a coalition of more than 30 organizations, including the National Council of La Raza, the NAACP, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, filed a complaint with the Justice Department alleging that Wesleyans administration failed to properly investigate and address racial discrimination on its campuses.
The coalition said that the administration’s failure to adequately investigate and report instances of systemic racial discrimination is “alarming.”10.
In 2018, Yale University agreed to pay $1.5 million to a Black student who accused the university of violating Title IX during a racially-charged incident in 2016.
The settlement was the largest in Yale’s history, according to the Yale Daily News.11.
In October 2018, President Trump announced the administration was “reviewing” the decision by the University to close down the “Wesleyan College,” which had been the campus for nearly two centuries.
He noted that the decision would affect thousands of students.12.
Wesleyans students of Asian descent were the first students to successfully sue Yale in 2015 for racial discrimination.
The lawsuit alleged that Yale failed to act against “inappropriate, racially insensitive, and/or offensive language and conduct” on campus and failed to protect students from being “discriminated against based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.”13.
In 2014, Wesley College suspended two Black women after they were accused of violating campus policies for wearing their hair in braids.
They filed a Title IX complaint with Wesleyan alleging that they were denied due process, including access to a grievance process, because of the hairstyle.
In the suit, the women were not named because of a lack of litigation against Wesleyan.14.
In March 2018, in the midst of the nationwide protests that resulted in President Trump’s inauguration, Wesleyania President Robert J. Bennett announced a plan to increase racial equity in the university.
The plan included hiring more Black faculty and staff, increasing diversity in the student body, and creating a “cultural competency unit” to address racial bias and discrimination on campus.15.
In December 2019, Wesleyannas student government announced that it would elect a new president at the beginning of 2019.
In August 2019, a student