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Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Criticize President Trump’s Decision to Reverse Guidelines That Promote Diversity in Schools

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements decrying the Trump administration’s decision to reverse Obama-era guidance promoting diversity in educational institutions:

Governor Malloy said, “We as a nation should strive to ensure that people of color and other historically under-represented communities have an equitable opportunity to higher education. Diversity in our classrooms is not just a feel-good measure – it makes our entire education system stronger. This sad, politically-motivated decision is yet another attack on civil rights and basic human decency from the Trump administration, and it will have a real impact on the ability of deserving students to access a quality education. In Connecticut, we will continue to make every effort at increasing equality and diversity within our institutions of higher learning, regardless of President Trump’s backwards policies.”

Lt. Governor Wyman said, “Diversity serves an important purpose in our institutions of higher education – and in our communities, businesses, and across all sectors of our economy. Promoting fairness and equity makes us stronger as a community and benefits all our lives. I urge all of our colleges and universities to maintain integrity to those principles of equality that underpin our society and keep us moving towards a just future.”

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