MIT quietly changes website after civil rights complaint

A race- and gender-exclusive program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said it now accepts applicants of all races and genders as part of its application process, updating its website with the new inclusive language hours after being accused of discrimination.

On Monday, the Equal Protection Project filed a federal civil rights complaint against MIT for its Creative Regal Women of Knowledge group, which excluded non-“women of color” from being members. Since then, the group changed its website to say it will no longer discriminate.

“While our program is designed to support and celebrate undergraduate women of Color, participation is open to all students regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, and national origin,” an updated website for the program now states. MIT declined to comment to the Washington Examiner.

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