College In Portland Segregated First-Year Students By Race For Mandatory Orientation Sessions


Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, asked students to identify themselves by race and then segregated them into different orientation sessions according to their identity. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) investigated the situation after a professor brought it to their attention and called on the school to commit to never offering such sessions again, as they run afoul of the law. “Racial segregation is not only morally wrong, it’s illegal on our nation’s college campuses,” said FIRE Executive Director Robert Shibley. “Lewis & Clark must end this practice immediately and publicly commit to never again returning to that dark chapter of our nation’s history.”

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