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.
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.
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