Rather, a spokesman said, it is hunting for anti-Asian discrimination, although the first piece quotes Roger Clegg, a former civil rights official with the Reagan and Bush Administrations, who said the probe was "long overdue."
“The civil rights laws were deliberately written to protect everyone from discrimination, and it is frequently the case that not only are whites discriminated against now, but frequently Asian-Americans are as well,” he said.That's probably why the Times went nuts, but it needn't have worried, apropos of the follow up. A department spokesman explained what inspired the internal memo: Not anti-white but anti-Asian discrimination:
[The] statement described the investigation as an administrative referral about a complaint filed by 64 Asian-American coalitions in May 2015 and that “alleges racial discrimination against Asian-Americans in a university’s admission policy and practices.” That description dovetails with a dispute at Harvard University that led to a still-pending lawsuit filed on behalf of such students. The Justice Department, to date, has not intervened in that litigation or filed a friend-of-the-court brief.In other words, the spokesman explicitly denied the what the Times first implied in its report: that the investigation is meant to help whites.
That's right. We wouldn't want the federal government, which is supported by tax dollars confiscated mostly from whites, to help whites. We can't have that!