DOJ Sides Against Harvard in Asian-American Discrimination

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018


Harvard University was found to discriminate against Asian-Americans in their admissions process by the Department of Justice, the Huffington Post reports. The prestigious, far-left progressive university is currently penalizing certain applicants because of their race. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was quoted saying, “No American should be denied admission to school because of their race.” Session’s backed Students for Fair Admissions’ claim that the policy isn’t just illegal, it’s unconstitutional.

According to the Huffington Post, the Supreme Court ruled that universities may consider race to promote diversity but it has to be done in a specific way and should only be temporary. The same rules require universities to prove that they are not discriminating, something the Trump-Sessions Justice Department said Harvard failed to do.

“Justice Department officials said, the University hasn’t explained how it uses race in admissions and has not adopted meaningful criteria to limit the use of race,” according to the Huffington Post. The admissions process, which used “personal ratings” were argued to be “highly subjective.” Harvard even allegedly admitted to scoring Asian Americans lower on personal ratings. “Sessions also argued that Harvard admissions officers monitor and manipulate the racial makeup of incoming classes.”

Harvard has a history of treating students different based on their race, having held a “Black Commencement” in 2017, according to Campus Reform.

The Justice Department’s findings of racism in the admissions process seems to hold true, as it values individuals differently based on the color of their skin. Colleges are rapidly becoming less about objective academic study and more about promoting radical, intolerant, and, in this case, racist, leftist causes.

Matt Noyes is a New Hampshire native and currently works and lives in Tokyo, Japan. He is driven by a passion for liberty to take part in civic discourse. He holds a bachelors degree from SUNY Albany where he founded a Turning Point USA chapter and wrote for Campus Reform and the Albany Student Press.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.


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Matt Noyes is a New Hampshire native and currently works and lives in Tokyo, Japan. He is driven by a passion for liberty to take part in civic discourse. He holds a bachelors degree from SUNY Albany where he founded a Turning Point USA chapter and wrote for Campus Reform and the Albany Student Press.

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