Bush later apologized for failing to criticize the school's anti-Catholic views and racial policies during his visit to the Greenville, S. campus."I'm pleased that they've changed the policy," Bush said Friday while campaigning in New York."Right after my speech, I spoke out against the policy.The university has made the right decision."The school banned interracial dating, although it started admitting black students after it lost its tax exemption in 1983 after a 13-year battle with the Internal Revenue Service that cited the school's discrimination.
Bush's visit to Bob Jones University has led the school to drop its controversial ban on interracial dating."As of today, we've dropped the rule," Bob Jones III said on CNN's Larry King Live Friday night.Today, Bob Jones University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors, from electrical engineering and aviation management to Bible teaching, and 55 graduate degrees, most of those religious or musically oriented.