Text: H.Con.Res.147 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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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.

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