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Reports published on Wednesday revealed that the Department of Justice is investigating Yale University for anti-Asian discrimination in its admissions office.
Yale University President Peter Salovey announced on Wednesday that the DOJ is investigating the university over possible discrimination against Asian-American applicants. Salovey claimed that the investigation is related to the ongoing investigation into similar practices at Harvard University. The discrimination case against Harvard University is set to go to trial in October.
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In his statement, Salovey vehemently denied that Yale University discriminates against Asian-American applicants.
As you may know, the Department of Justice and the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education are investigating whether Yale’s undergraduate admissions policies improperly discriminate on the basis of race, particularly in regard to Asian-American applicants. This investigation takes place in the context of legal challenges at other universities aimed at overturning Supreme Court precedent permitting the consideration of race in college admissions. I write now to state unequivocally that Yale does not discriminate in admissions against Asian Americans or any other racial or ethnic group, to share information about our undergraduate admissions practices, and to affirm...
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