The president forces some colleges to cancel diversity programs, others stand firm

By: | October 8, 2020

Two U.S. colleges have suspended diversity training in the wake of an executive order signed by President Donald Trump banning federally-funded staff from providing classes that promote stereotyping based on gender or race.

The directive called for an end to “blame-focused” diversity training centered on the concept that some individuals are “oppressors” simply because of their race or sex.

It prompted the University of Iowa to announce that it was temporarily pausing training programs for a two-week period to determine whether the language or materials it used could be deemed in violation of the order.

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