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DOJ supports Asian-American students suing Harvard

by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 8/31/18, 10:54 am

The Trump administration has taken sides in a federal lawsuit against Harvard University, saying the elite school discriminated against Asian-American applicants. The students in the suit contend Harvard rejected them to keep its Asian-American student population artificially low. On Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department filed a statement of agreement in the case, saying, “Harvard has failed to carry its demanding burden to show that its use of race does not inflict unlawful racial discrimination on Asian-Americans.” The Supreme Court recently upheld the use of race as a deciding factor in college admissions on a narrow basis. The Harvard case could test the boundaries of that limit.


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  • OldMike
    Posted: Fri, 08/31/2018 05:22 pm

    So. What is the rest of the story?  By keeping many Asians out, who did Harvard make room for in their place?

    another question: if Harvard has some bias against Asians, how are they going to be treated if a court forces Harvard to let them in? 

    I believe if I was an excellent Asian student looking for a college, I would take my excellence somewhere I would be more likely to be appreciated. 

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