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Justice Department Announces Lawsuit Against Yale University for Affirmative Action Racial Discrimination

The Justice Department announced on Thursday that it intends to file suit against Yale University for widespread racial discrimination against White and Asian students who apply to the prestigious college.

Yale’s discrimination imposes undue and unlawful penalties on racially-disfavored applicants, including in particular most Asian and White applicants,” the DOJ alleges in its press release on the lawsuit. Racial discrimination by colleges and universities is illegal under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but many schools have gotten away with discrimination for decades under the guise of affirmative action.

The DOJ cited the incredibly high standard required of White and Asian applicants to Yale relative to the academic credentials required of more privileged groups.

“For the great majority of applicants, Asian Americans and Whites have only one-eighth to one-fourth of the likelihood of admission as African American applicants with comparable academic credentials. Yale rejects scores of Asian American and White applicants each year based on their race, whom it otherwise would admit.”

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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