Bloomberg Law
Oct. 29, 2020, 6:19 PMUpdated: Oct. 30, 2020, 1:32 PM

Trump’s Diversity Training Ban Draws NAACP Legal Challenge (2)

Mike Leonard
Mike Leonard
Legal Reporter
Paige Smith
Paige Smith

The NAACP and other civil rights groups hit the Trump administration Thursday with a constitutional challenge to the president’s recent executive order banning federal contractors and grant recipients from holding workplace diversity trainings that discuss “divisive” topics like race and sex “stereotyping and scapegoating.”

“The order identifies viewpoints that the Trump administration dislikes—such as the existence of white privilege, implicit bias, systemic racism, structural inequalities, or intersectional experiences of discrimination—and attempts to purge them from the national conversation,” the lawsuit says. “This targeted censorship violates the First Amendment.”

The proposed class action was filed on behalf of the National Urban ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.