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The Justice Department accused Yale University of discriminating against Asian American and white applicants

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The Justice Department accused Yale University of discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, which violates federal civil rights law.
The allegation came as a result of a federal investigation, which also found that Yale uses race as a factor in multiple steps of the admissions process and that Yale “racially balances its classes.”
“Yale’s race discrimination imposes undue and unlawful penalties on racially-disfavored applicants, including in particular Asian American and White applicants,” Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband wrote in a letter to the college’s attorneys.
The university “categorically” denied the allegation, calling it “meritless” and “hasty.”
Yale said it considers a multitude of factors and looks at “the whole person when selecting whom to admit among the many thousands of highly qualified applicants.”
“Given our commitment to complying with federal law, we are dismayed that the DOJ has made its determination before allowing Yale to provide all the information the Department has requested thus far,” the university said in a statement.
“Had the Department fully received and fairly weighed this information, it would have concluded that Yale’s practices absolutely comply with decades of Supreme Court precedent,” the statement continued.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday.

Yale denied the allegation, calling it “meritless” and “hasty.”See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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