Thursday, July 13, 2017

DOE civil rights head apologizes for claiming most campus sexual assaults are just drunken hookups

DOE civil rights head apologizes for claiming most campus sexual assaults are just drunken hookups:

DOE civil rights head apologizes for claiming most campus sexual assaults are just drunken hookups



Candice Jackson, who heads the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, apologized on Thursday for her “flippant” remarks about campus sexual assault, writing in a statement, “I’m so sorry.”
“As a survivor of rape myself, I would never seek to diminish anyone’s experience,” Jackson said in a written apology sent to Politico. “My words in the New York Timespoorly characterized the conversations I’ve had with countless groups of advocates.”
“All sexual harassment and sexual assault must be taken seriously—which has always been my position and will always be the position of this Department,” she added.
In an article published Wednesday by the Times, Jackson indicated the Office for Civil Rights—which is responsible for enforcing Title IX, the education amendment which DOE civil rights head apologizes for claiming most campus sexual assaults are just drunken hookups:

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