From The Seattle Times
CHICAGO — The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Southern Illinois University next week unless the college opens up three paid fellowship programs once reserved for minority and female students.How about a modification such as DROPPING RACE AND SEX as a factor?
The government says it will file the lawsuit because the fellowships discriminate against "whites, nonpreferred minorities and males," according to a letter dated Nov. 4.
Federal officials say the graduate programs, which include stipends, violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which bars employment discrimination.
In its reply, the university has asked for more time to "consider appropriate modifications" and to provide the Justice Department with information about the programs, a spokeswoman for the university in Carbondale said.
"We have no reason to believe that these programs are discriminatory," said spokeswoman Sue Davis.Silly federal government... it is not discrimination when you do it against a white male.