Federal Judge Rules Harvard Admissions Do Not Discriminate Against Asian Americans

Nicole Rojas
Oct 3, 2019 - 1:00
federal judge ruled in favor of Harvard University 

A federal judge ruled in favor of Harvard University in a case that questioned how the university’s admissions process considered Asian American applicants. The lawsuit alleged Harvard weighed race too heavily when reviewing applications and in a manner that discriminated against Asian Americans. An anonymous group of Asian Americans turned down by the admissions process claimed the university favored Black and Hispanic applicants at the expense of Asian students. Federal District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs ruled on October 1 that “the Court finds no persuasive documentary evidence of any racial animus or conscious prejudice against Asian Americans.” Burroughs noted that Harvard’s admissions program is “not...

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