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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Sarah is a reporter for WORLD Radio.