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Harvard accused of discriminating against Asian-Americans
Action throws to give Harvard, the Asian-American applicants to the bottom of the personality trait ratings; Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal responds to the ‘Fox & Friends.’
The Ministry of justice court documents filed Thursday morning, siding with a group of Asian-American students, claiming that Harvard discriminates against their race in their admissions procedures.
The Statement of Interest) was filed in an ongoing case before the Federal court in Massachusetts.
“No American should be denied access to school because of their race. As a recipient of taxpayers ‘ money, Harvard has a responsibility for the continuation of the admissions policy, without racial discrimination, by providing you with meaningful admission criteria meet statutory requirements,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions, said in a statement. “The judiciary has the responsibility for the protection of civil rights of the American people. This case is significant because the admission arrangements to our colleges and universities is important and must be carried out lawfully.”
Students for Fair Admissions filed the lawsuit, claiming the prestigious University, which discriminated against Asian-Americans.
DOJ officials noted that Harvard does not receive millions of dollars in taxpayer funding every year, while the discriminate against the agreement on the basis of race.
The government said the plaintiffs presented “compelling evidence that Harvard discriminates against the use of race is unlawful, Asian-Americans,” urged the court to grant, the evidence of the plaintiff, the possibility of these allegations at the trial.
The statement of interest, in particular, argued that Harvard confirmed the use of race as a factor in admissions – as part of the “affirmative action” – but the alleged the University “failed, do not show the high stresses that the use of race to inflict unlawful racial discrimination on Asian Americans.”
Harvard, meanwhile, has his policy defended.
“Harvard will continue to vigorously defend their right, and from all colleges and universities to consider race as one factor among many in college admissions, which was confirmed by the Supreme court for more than 40 years,” a Harvard spokesman told Fox News earlier this summer.
After the lawsuit against Harvard, Asian-Americans are classified consistently lower, on the subjective categories such as “courage” and “personality”, which reduces your chances of being admitted.
But the school said that his “comprehensive” analysis showed that there is no discrimination.
Jake Gibson is a producer working at Fox News Washington bureau, who issues the policy, law enforcement and intelligence.