Amendment sought to ban public colleges and universities that accept Federal funding under the Higher Education Act from using racial or gender preferences in admissions.


An amemdment, printed as amendment No. 73 in the Congressional Record of April 29, 1998, to create a new Title XI to prohibit discrimination and preferential treatment on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in connection with admission to any public institution of higher education participating in programs authorized by the Higher Education Act. The amendment would encourage affirmative action in the form of outreach and recruitment, as long as such outreach and recruitment does not involve granting an admissions preference based on race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin. Private schools and tribal institutions would not be covered by the amendment.

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