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DEVELOPING: Ivy League School Pushing to Drop Racist Restriction to Fellowship

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May 15, 2013 AT 3:14 PM
Columbia University’s Lydia C. Roberts Graduate Fellowship is under fire. It stipulates that the funds be given only to "a person of the Caucasian race." The rule is so discriminatory that it likely violates the US Constitution, according to Manhattan Supreme Court papers filed Monday by the fund’s trustees in an effort to get the restrictions lifted so the money can be awarded freely. Host @DavidBegnaud delivers breaking news and today's trending buzz in 45 seconds.