DeVos' Civil Rights Office appointee opposes civil rights

Candice Jackson, Betsy DeVos' appointee to help lead the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, opposes affirmative action and claims to herself have been victimized by 'anti-white discrimination.'

TPM has the story:

Candice Jackson was tapped to serve as the deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Civil Rights, a position that does not require Senate confirmation. But she will serve as the interim head of the office until the assistant secretary has been named. At the office, Jackson will be charged with helping protect students from discrimination.

She once recounted her experience in a class at Stanford University in the 1990s, where she was an undergraduate student, in a piece for the Stanford Review. She complained that she was unable to join a section of a math class that offered minority students additional help with tough problems, according to ProPublica.

“I am especially disappointed that the University encourages these and other discriminatory programs,” Jackson wrote, per ProPublica. “We need to allow each person to define his or her own achievements instead of assuming competence or incompetence based on race.”

Jackson also wrote an op-ed when she was an undergraduate that opposed affirmative action, arguing that it “promotes racial discrimination,” according to the report.

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  1. Ok, so the Trump admin's hiring strategy is find the person who embodies the opposite of the purpose of every office. Is this reality, or are we living in a @beschizza "appointee generator" web app for a government-by-assholes that he abandoned because the algorithm was too predictable...

  2. Because historically, those from minority groups have had troub....you know what, no. I'm not explaining this. It's been explained to death. It's 2017, for God's sake. Google that shit.

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