Department of Education to Investigate Response to Bias Incidents at Lehigh University

Lehigh_UniversityThe Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education announced that is has launched an investigation into whether Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, had properly addressed racial bias incidents on campus. The investigation was implemented following a complaint filed by Susan Magaziner, an alumna of the university. The complaint was filed after an incident on campus in November where a multicultural dormitory was vandalized with eggs and racist graffiti.

According to the latest Department of Education data, Blacks make up 4 percent of the 4,900-member undergraduate student body at Lehigh University.

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  1. Lehigh University like many Universities in America does a poor job of dealing with the issue of race and racism. It is part of the larger issue of race and racial relations in this country that just isn’t discussed. Let’s get real and begin the debate…….It’s the only way things will change.

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