Affirmative Action Opponent Nominated for Education Civil Rights Post
Affirmative action opponent Gerald A. Reynolds was nominated by the Bush Administration to head the Department of Educationís Office of Civil Rights, which is entrusted to protect the civil rights of minorities, women and disabled people from kindergarten through graduate school. The Office of Civil Rights is solely charged with enforcing all laws prohibiting discrimination in education on the basis of race, nationality, disability, sex or age.
Reynolds is the former president of the Center for New Black Leadership and former counsel to the Center for Equal Opportunity, both of which oppose affirmative action for minorities and women. If approved, Reynolds would wield great power on race matters for the nationís public schools and universities.