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Discrimination in education, Universities and colleges, Psychology


Like about 1,000 other people, Sandra was disappointed on April 1st to find a rejection slip in her mail from a Northeastern graduate program in clinical psychology, which we will call Dudley University. It was a bit of a blow, since both her interviewers had been visibly impressed with her "perfect record," and she had expressed a strong interest in Dudley. What was more painful, however, was the reason for her rejection, told to a friend of hers by a professor on the admissions committee: "We felt that someone of her religious orientation would not feel comfortable in the program.