Subscribe to the Blunt Force Truth podcast

Harvard Says It Uses Racial Discrimination to Sculpt a ‘Diverse’ Class. This Is a Dangerous Path.

A federal judge in Massachusetts has ruled that Harvard University does not illegally discriminate against Asian Americans.

The keyword is “illegally.” Harvard does discriminate against Asian Americans in its college admissions process.

District Court Judge Allison Burroughs concedes that Harvard follows a “racially conscious” admissions system that gives a plus to black and Hispanic applicants but dings Asian applicants, according to Harvard’s own internal review.

Treating a group worse or better than the way people usually are treated is the dictionary definition of discrimination, though Burroughs takes pains to avoid using the term in her decision.

But the Massachusetts judge, a Barack Obama appointee, maintained in the ruling Tuesday that Harvard’s discrimination was legal because Harvard demonstrated a compelling rationale for needing its race-conscious admissions program, and that such a program was the only way for the college to fulfill that rationale.

Read the full story from The Daily Signal

Want more BFT? Leave us a voicemail on our page or follow us on Twitter @BFT_Podcast and Facebook @BluntForceTruthPodcast. We want to hear from you! There’s no better place to get the #BluntForceTruth.