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Gov. Cuomo Says SUNY and CUNY Systems Will Continue to Promote Racial Diversity

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – Governor Cuomo says New York's SUNY and CUNY systems will continue to promote racial diversity among their students.

This comes after the Trump Administration announced earlier this week that the government will let schools leave race out of admission decisions, which comes from an Obama-era policy aimed at promoting diversity in education.

Yesterday, Cuomo director the chairmen of the Boards of Trustees at both SUNY and CUNY schools to prepare a report on how they'll increase diversity on campuses.

Cuomo said the Trump Administration's move to rescind Affirmative Action guidelines is a “blatant attempt to limit the participation of minorities in hire education”.

Cuomo also noted that SUNY's population is nearly 45% minority and CUNY's is 76% minority.

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