Posted on July 5, 2024

ACLU Prepares to Fight Trump’s Planned DEI Purge

Alex Thompson, Axios, July 3, 2024

The American Civil Liberties Union is already looking at how to challenge a future Trump administration’s efforts to dismantle diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs inside and outside of government, according to a new memo.

{snip} Former President Trump’s campaign and his allies have signaled they will use Civil Rights-era laws to focus on “anti-white racism” as a means of dismantling DEI programs {snip}


{snip} As part of its series of legal memos preparing for either Trump or President Biden to win, the ACLU has prepared one focused on DEI programs.

  • “A second Trump administration threatens to altogether stop enforcement of civil rights on behalf of individuals from historically marginalized groups,” the group wrote, laying out legal and political strategies to stop the effort.
  • “As was the case in the prior Trump administration, litigation and regulatory advocacy will be indispensable for both stymying these threats and advancing an affirmative vision of racial justice,” the memo adds.

{snip} ReNika Moore, director of the ACLU’s racial justice program, said in a statement that a second Trump administration is expected to “institutionalize a worldview rooted in white supremacy.”