Yale’s “oversized, standardless, intentional use of race has subjected domestic, non-transfer applicants to Yale College to discrimination on the ground of race"
A lawsuit filed by the Justice Department against Yale University, alleging that the college discriminates against Asian American applicants.
In August, the department accused the Ivy League college of discriminating against Asian American and white applicants.
Now, the department has officially filed a lawsuit against the college. Filed on Thursday, the lawsuit claims that Yale has been discriminating against undergraduate applicants who are Asian American or white for decades.
Yale’s “oversized, standardless, intentional use of race has subjected domestic, non-transfer applicants to Yale College to discrimination on the ground of race”, the lawsuit states.
However, the department’s accusations have divided the Asian American community. Whilst Yale claims that last year’s admissions was comprised of 52.7% white, 19.3% Asian American, 13.3% Hispanic and 7,7% black, students are claiming that East Asians are more represented than Southeast Asians.
Last year, the Justice Department accused Harvard of racially discriminating against applicants but the court ruled against the department.