PHOENIX- Attorney General Jeff sessions announced Tuesday he was pulling back Obama-era guidelines recommending race be a factor in college admissions.
Tuesday's decision gives schools and universities the federal government's blessing to take a race-neutral approach admission. In a statement Sessions said, “We are restoring the rule of law.”
However the rollback is not expected to impact Arizona at all. Back in 2010 Arizona voters passed Proposition 107 which said the state “shall not grant preferential treatment to or discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting."
The proposition essentially outlawed the use of affirmative action, including being able to use it as a factor for enrollment.
Both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University said the changing guidelines would not alter their admissions process.