H.Con.Res.147 - Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding admissions of minority students to institutions of higher education.101st Congress (1989-1990)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-42] (Introduced 06/08/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/12/1989 Referred to the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education. (All Actions)|
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HCON 147 IH 101st CONGRESS 1st Session H. CON. RES. 147 Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding admissions of minority students to institutions of higher education. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES June 8, 1989 Mr. ROHRABACHER (for himself, Mrs. SAIKI, Mr. GINGRICH, Mr. DORNAN of California, Mr. HUNTER, Mr. SMITH of Vermont, Mr. GUNDERSON, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, Mr. HORTON, Mr. BLAZ, Mr. COX, Mr. ENGEL, Mr. DANNEMEYER, Mr. HERGER, Mr. LAGOMARSINO, Mr. HANCOCK, Mr. RITTER, Mr. COLEMAN of Missouri, Mr. CAMPBELL of California, Mrs. BENTLEY, Mr. DREIER of California, Mr. GOODLING, and Mr. EVANS) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred jointly to the Committees on Education and Labor and the Judiciary CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding admissions of minority students to institutions of higher education. Whereas racial discrimination is indefensible, improper, and immoral; Whereas it has been reported that many institutions of higher education have instituted admissions quotas designed to limit the admission of Asian-Americans; Whereas these restrictive quotas are similar to those instituted in the 1920's to limit the admission of Jewish students; Whereas statistics show that Asian-American students face greater obstacles in their attempts to attend institutions of higher education than students of other races; Whereas the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Education is conducting compliance reviews at Harvard University and the University of California at Los Angeles to determine whether the schools in violation of title VI (relating to nondiscrimination in Federally assisted programs) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C 2000d-2000d-6); and Whereas the Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley apologized to Asian-Americans for an admission process of the school which had a negative impact on the admission of Asian-Americans: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of the Congress that-- (1) institutions of higher education should review their admissions policies and, if necessary, revise them to ensure that applicants are not illegally excluded from admission because of their race in violation of Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978); (2) the Attorney General should investigate allegations of illegal racial discrimination in the admissions policies of institutions of higher education and pursue legal action against those schools which have violated title IV or VI (relating to desegregation of public education and nondiscrimination in Federally assisted programs respectively), or both, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000c-2000c-8 and 42 U.S.C. 2000d-2000d-6 respectively); and (3) the Secretary of Education should conclude, as soon as possible, the compliance reviews on admissions policies of certain institutions of higher education being conducted by the Department of Education and should, in addition, initiate additional reviews of the admissions policies of schools alleged to have illegally discriminated on the basis of race.