August 13, 2020

US Justice Department accuses Yale of discrimination in admissions

Washington (AFP) – The Justice Department accused Yale University on Thursday of violating US civil rights law by illegally discriminating against white and Asian American applicants.The department’s finding — which Yale rejected as “meritless” — came after a two-year investigation into the undergraduate admissions process at the prestigious Ivy League university in New Haven, Connecticut.The US Supreme Court has ruled that universities may consider the race of an applicant in making admission decisions but the department said it must be “in certain limited circumstances as one of a number o…


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