Does Executive Order violate Equal Protection clause of 14th Amendment?

From the Executive Order (click to read the full order on Whitehouse.gov)The Initiative will help to restore the United States to its role as the global leader in education; strengthen the Nation by improving educational outcomes for African Americans of all ages; and help ensure that African Americans receive a complete and competitive education that prepares them for college, a satisfying career, and productive citizenship.

My Opinion> Shouldn’t the Executive Order be written for the benefit of ALL Americans and state that “the initiative will strengthen the Nation by improving the educational outcomes for ALL Americans of all ages; and help ensure that ALL Americans receive a complete and competitive education that prepares them for productive citizenship?”

Having worked in a higher education setting with a predominately black demographic, I applaud the efforts of providing opportunity to underpriveleged and disadvantaged people.  However, I believe, based on experience, that a community college education is within reach of every citizen of the United States through PELL grants.  To single out Blacks and ignore Whites living in Appalachia or Hispanics in West Phoenix is to deny equal protection under the law.

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