"Neither petitioner qualifies as a tax-exempt organization...[i]t would be wholly incompatible with the concepts underlying tax exemption to grant tax-exempt status to racially discriminatory private educational entities.
Whatever may be the rationale for such private schools' policies, racial discrimination in education is contrary to public policy. 574 (1983), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court holding that the religion clauses of the First Amendment did not prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from revoking the tax exempt status of a religious university whose practices are contrary to a compelling government public policy, such as eradicating racial discrimination.
The IRS again notified the University on April 16, 1975 of the proposed revocation.
Officially, the IRS revoked the University's tax exempt status on January 19, 1976.
"It's unfortunate it took them this long — particularly a religious, faith-based institution — to realize that we all are human beings and the rights of all people should be respected and honored," said Lonnie Randolph, president of the association's state chapter.
Randolph said that when Jones became president three years ago, he asked the civil rights leader not to hold the decisions made under his father and grandfather against him.
Under pre-1970 IRS regulations, tax exemptions were awarded to private schools regardless of their racial admissions policies, and Bob Jones University was approved for a tax exemption under that policy. The University petitioned for a rehearing in the Appeals Court in Bob Jones University v. The Appeals Court ruled March 21, 1973, stating that Americans United v.
Pursuant to a 1970 revision to IRS regulations that limited tax-exempt status to private schools without racially discriminatory admissions policies, the IRS informed the University on November 30, 1970 that the IRS was planning on revoking its tax exempt status as a "religious, charitable . Walters did not conflict with the decision in 1973.
I challenge any of my conservative readers to point me to any instance where discrimination appears in such ways in a "liberal" university.Jones is the great-grandson of the school founder, Bob Jones.He took over for his father, also named Bob Jones, in 2005.Yet, on the other hand, I can point to numerous instances where "conservative" colleges and universities practice exclusion simply on the basis of political ideology.We all know of Bob Jones University's prohibitions on interracial dating.