NY State Attorney General pressures colleges to stop asking students about criminal record, says it’s racist


by Rusty Weiss

Three New York colleges are dropping questions about a student’s crime history from their application process due to pressure from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

St. John’s University, Five Towns College, and Dowling College will no longer ask students if they’ve “ever been arrested or convicted of a felony.”

Schneiderman and critics of the question state that racial imbalances in crime can cause the schools to inadvertently discriminate against students.

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