Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Care About Systemic Discrimination

Betsy DeVos, the white woman who was given everything in life including her appointment as Education Secretary, thanks in part to large donations of her husband’s money, is curtailing investigations into civil rights violations because the Trump administration doesnt care about non-white people issues (Kanye before Kim voice.)

Adding yet another feather in the president’s plan to undo all of former president Barack Obama’s legislation, the new plan will scale back efforts to look at systemic issues and whole classes of victims. “Also, regional offices will no longer be required to alert department officials in Washington of all highly sensitive complaints on issues such as the disproportionate disciplining of minority students and the mishandling of sexual assaults on college campuses,” the New York Times reports.

This is Betsy DeVos, aka the Sarah Palin of education, in her attempt at reshaping the department. So far under her guidance, DeVos has suspended legislation that would allow student loans amassed at predatory lending colleges to be forgiven and now she doesn’t want systemic civil rights issues to be reported. Nice.

The administration claims that because the current legislation caused soaring complaints, the civil rights office found itself understaffed and stifled in paperwork. So instead of increasing staff or trimming her security detail which has cost taxpayers some $8 million, DeVos decided that the department needn’t be bothered with that civil rights stuff. Too messy.

Raise your hand if you are shocked at the measures this administration continues to take moving towards big business and away from the people. Is anyone surprised that DeVos doesn’t care much for civil rights complaints? Seriously, anyone?

Source: Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Care About Systemic Discrimination 


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