The White House quietly reverses the Bush administration on K-12 & college latitude in achieving diverse student bodies, giving schools a longer leash. In affirming racial diversity as one among several different kinds (SES, geographic), the Obama administration enabled schools and colleges to actively decrease racial segregation, which has been more prevalent in the past few years. It outlines proactive permissible steps and encourages K-12 school districts to embrace flexible solutions.
White House Pushes for Weighing Race in Admissions
Guidelines from the Obama administration focus on the wiggle room in court rulings on affirmative action, suggesting the use of admissions criteria that are often proxies for race.