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ERIC Number: EJ757230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb-23
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Dow Jones Fund Opens Journalism Programs to White Students after Lawsuit
Scmidt, Peter
Chronicle of Higher Education, v53 n25 pA18 Feb 2007
This paper discusses a Lawsuit filed against Dow Jones Newspaper Fund and the legal settlement between the defendant and the plaintiff. The fund, a nonprofit organization affiliated with Dow Jones & Company had been operating more than 20 programs for minority high-school students to pursue careers in newspaper journalism. The organization agreed to cease operating summer journalism programs solely for minority students in response to a lawsuit filed by an advocacy group. The suit alleged that the program's race-exclusive eligibility criteria violated the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees equal protection under the law, as well as various federal civil-rights statutes, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits racial and ethnic discrimination by educational institutions that receive federal funds. As part of the legal settlement, the fund agreed to open up the programs to members of any racial or ethnic group but does not have to financially compensate the complainant.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI; Fourteenth Amendment