Harvard, Yale, defy Trump directives, continue to use race in admissions



In the Asian discrimination lawsuit against the Harvard

President of Students for Fair Withdrawals explains why they have lodged a complaint against Harvard College for the admission policy of Asian students. #Tucker

Some Ivy League schools are doubling down on race-based admissions policies, defying the Trump administration of the action for dissolution of Obama-era affirmative action guidelines.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sent a “Dear Colleague” letter last week to the schools to roll back several of Obama-era directives of the administration considered to be outside the constitutional boundaries and “unnecessary” given the supreme court precedent.

At the same time, the Ministry of Justice, threw their weight behind the group of Students for Fair Admissions, which is suing Harvard University, for illegally discriminating against Asian Americans in the admission application.


“It is discrimination on the basis of race and it is a quota. The quota today is against the Asians, just like the quotas in the 1920’s and ‘ 30’s was against the Jews,” Edward Blum, president of Students for Fair Admissions, said on Tucker Carlson Tonight. “You can’t remedy past discrimination with new discrimination, and that is what colleges are doing.”

But the Boston-based school says that it is not change of course.

The University of Harvard, has been sued for discrimination against Asian-Americans in the admissions process, while the school doubles down on his policies in spite of the Trumpet administration repeal of Obama-era admissions guidelines.


“Harvard will continue to vigorously defend its right and that of all the colleges and universities to consider race as one factor among many in college admissions, which is confirmed by the Supreme court for more than 40 years,” Harvard spokesperson Rachael Deen told Fox News.

According to the lawsuit against Harvard, Asian Americans consistently rated lower in subjective categories such as “courage” and “lacking in personality” which decreased their chances to be accepted. But the school said that the “extensive” analysis showed no discrimination.

Yale University is also choosing to defy the Trump administration, which may result in a loss of federal funding of the Ministry of Education and research of the u.s. department of justice, according to the Yale Daily News.

Yale University, in the middle of a research to the question of whether the school is discrimination of men, is defying the Trump of administration after the dissolution of Obama-era race-based admissions guidelines.


“Yale wants to create a vibrant and diverse academic community where our students interact with people of different backgrounds and perspectives,” Thomas Conroy wrote in a statement to the Daily News. “Our admissions policies and practices reflect and support this goal.”


The DOE’s Office of Civil Rights is already investigating Yale for discrimination against men, and the Asian American association for the Education has filed a complaint against Yale that has not been taken up.

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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