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    Yale University. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters The Justice Department dropped a discrimination lawsuit against Yale on Wednesday. Last year, the DOJ accused Yale of discriminating against Asian American and white applicants. A Yale spokeswoman said the school is "gratified" that the DOJ dismissed the lawsuit. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Justice Department on Wednesday dropped a Trump-era lawsuit against Yale University, which accused it of discriminating against Asian American and white applicants. Last October the DOJ, then led by Attorney General William Barr, sued Yale claiming that the university "rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race," according to a statement. Though the Supreme Court has expressed support for affirmative action in college admissions, the DOJ of the Trump administration said that Yale's admissions process violates the Civil Rights Act. "Yale uses race at multiple steps of its admissions process resulting in a multiplied effect of race on an applicant's likelihood of admission," the department said in its statement last year. "And Yale racially balances its classes." On Wednesday, DOJ spokesperson...
    Yale university in New Haven, CT. Associated Press/Beth J. Harpaz On Thursday, the Justice Department sued Yale University, accusing it of race-based discrimination on "most Asian and White applicants" after alleging in August that Yale discriminated against Asian American and white applicants based on a two-year federal investigation. Scholars of the Asian American and Pacific Islanders community are criticizing the DOJ's accusation, saying it's part of a larger attempt to pit racial minorities against each other. The DOJ is "leveraging the model minority myth to undermine the opportunity to build a multiracial coalition in this country to dismantle racism," a former board member of the Korean American Association told Insider in August. Meanwhile, students and faculty have criticized legacy status as a factor of admissions that favors white applicants. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Department of Justice sued Yale University on Thursday, accusing it of discriminating against Asian and white applicants. The lawsuit comes months after the DOJ in August accused Yale of imposing undue and unlawful penalties on racially-disfavored applicants, including Asian American and...
    The US Justice Department has sued Yale University over alleged discrimination against white and Asian American applicants after it accused the university of 'racially balancing' its classes. It comes about two months after the Justice Department publicly accused Yale of discrimination following a two year investigation, saying it was in violation of federal civil rights law. Filed in US federal court in Connecticut, the lawsuit alleges Yale 'discriminates based on race and national origin in its undergraduate admissions process, and that race is the determinative factor in hundreds of admissions decisions each year'.  The department said its investigation found that Asian American and white students have 'only one-tenth to one-fourth of the likelihood of admission as African American applicants with comparable academic credentials'. Yale called the lawsuit 'baseless' and said its admissions practices are fair and lawful. The US Justice Department has sued Yale University, saying its in violation of federal civil rights law after finding it was discriminating against Asian American and white applicants A statement from the university president said Yale will not change its admissions practices...
    The Justice Department sued Yale University over claims that the school racially discriminates against Asian-American and white applicants in violation of federal civil rights law, numerous sources reported. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in Connecticut and alleges that Yale “discriminates based on race and national origin in its undergraduate admissions process, and that race is the determinative factor in hundreds of admissions decisions each year,” according to the Associated Press. Justice Department Sues Yale University for Illegal Discrimination Practices in Undergraduate Admissionshttps://t.co/fuEh2wPhPk — Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) October 8, 2020 The Justice Department notified Yale of its alleged violations of Title VI — which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in programs that receive taxpayer money — in August after a two-year investigation. The probe revealed that Yale, which is among the country’s most selective and prestigious universities, discriminated against undergraduate applicants on the basis of race and national origin. Race specifically was the determinative factor in hundreds of admissions decisions each year, the investigation found. “Yale grants substantial, and often determinative,...
    The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Thursday against Yale University, alleging the school violated federal civil-rights law by discriminating against Asian-American and white applicants in undergraduate admissions. In the complaint, filed in federal district court in Connecticut, the Justice Department alleged that for the past few 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 marks an escalation of the Trump administration’s scrutiny of elite colleges over their policies on race and admissions. The Justice Department has also supported legal efforts to end affirmative action at Harvard University, and the Education Department last month said it would investigate racism at Princeton University. Yale didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about the lawsuit. The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said in 2017 that it would redirect resources toward probing and suing universities over their affirmative-action policies, part of a broader rightward shift the division has taken under President Trump. An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.
    The DOJ accused Yale University on Thursday of discriminating against Asian and White applicants in its admissions process. In 2019, Harvard University went to trial over allegations that it had discriminated against Asian applicants in its admissions process, ultimately prevailing against charges of discrimination. According to a report by the New York Times, Yale University is currently facing an investigation by the Justice Department over practices that the government alleges are discriminatory against Asian-Americans and White Americans. In a letter sent to Yale, assistant attorney general Eric S. Dreiband claimed that Yale data suggests that Asian and White applicants have a significantly lower chance of admissions than their equally-qualified minority peers. “For example, the likelihood of admission for Asian American and White applicants who have similar academic credentials is significantly lower than for African American and Hispanic applicants to Yale College,” the letter reads. “For the great majority of applicants, Asian American and White applicants have only one-tenth to one-fourth of the likelihood of admission as African American applicants with comparable academic credentials.” Dreiband went on to argue that this week...
    The Department of Justice accused Yale University of discriminating against Asian and white students in its enrollment policies and demanded a plan to address the disparities. The DOJ announced the findings of a two-year investigation in a news release Thursday. The investigation was in response to complains from Asian American groups, the DOJ said. "The Department of Justice today notified Yale University of its findings that Yale illegally discriminates against Asian American and white applicants in its undergraduate admissions process in violation of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act," the statement said. The DOJ recognized that the Supreme Court has allowed for colleges to consider race in limited circumstances, but said Yale exceeded those limits. "Yale uses race at multiple steps of its admissions process resulting in a multiplied effect of race on an applicant's likelihood of admission, and Yale racially balances its classes," the statement claimed. The report found that Asians and whites have only one-10th to one-fourth the possibility of gaining admission to the university as...
    YALE allegedly "discriminates against white and Asian-American applicants," according to US officials. On Thursday, the Department of Justice accused the university of illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants in its undergraduate admissions process. 6Department of Justice, led by AG Barr, accused Yale of discrimination Credit: Alamy Live News 6The university has been ordered to with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Credit: AFP or licensors The DOJ – headed by United States Attorney General William Barr – alleged that the Ivy League college was in violation of a US civil rights law following a two-year investigation. Yale was informed in a letter from Civil Rights Division official Eric Drieband, according to Fox News. The college was told they must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination regarding race, color or national origin. "Yale grants substantial, and often determinative, preferences based on race to certain racially-favored applicants and relatively and significantly disfavors other applicants because of their race," Drieband wrote. "Yale’s race discrimination imposes undue and unlawful penalties on...
    (CNN)The Justice Department accused Yale University of discriminating against Asian American and White applicants in its undergraduate admissions process."Yale rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race," disfavoring applicants from those races compared to African American applicants with similar academic credentials, the Justice Department alleged in a statement Thursday.The announcement, the culmination of a two-year civil rights investigation spurred by a complaint by Asian-American groups, represents the latest move by the Trump administration to undermine affirmative action policies that have bolstered diversity within higher education for decades.The school's admissions process, the Justice Department said, is a violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and Yale must stop the use of race or national origin in its upcoming admissions cycle or get sign-off on a plan that continues to use it from the department, officials told the school. In a statement, a Yale spokeswoman said the school "categorically denies this allegation" and called it a "meritless" and "hasty" determination.Read MoreYale said that they have provided the Justice Department with "a substantial amount of information and...
    Yale University illegally discriminates against Asian American and White applicants during the admissions process, the Department of Justice said Thursday following an investigation. The DOJ informed Yale in a letter from Civil Rights Division official Eric Drieband that it reached the conclusion after a two-year investigation triggered by a complaint from Asian American groups. YALE PRESIDENT REPORTEDLY NOT CONSIDERING NAME CHANGE DESPITE DESPITE NAMESAKE'S TIES TO SLAVE TRADE "Yale grants substantial, and often determinative, preferences based on race to certain racially-favored applicants and relatively and significantly disfavors other applicants because of their race," said Drieband in the letter. "Yale’s race discrimination imposes undue and unlawful penalties on racially-disfavored applicants, including in particular Asian American and White applicants." As a condition of "receiving millions of dollars in taxpayer funding," the letter said the Ivy League university must agree to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in programs and activities receiving financial assistance from the federal government. The university responded that it "cooperated...
    A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University illegally discriminated against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said.  The findings detailed in a letter to the college's attorneys on Thursday mark the latest action by the Trump administration aimed at rooting out discrimination in the college application process, following complaints from students at some Ivy League schools.  The two-year investigation concluded that Yale 'rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race, whom it otherwise would admit,' the Justice Department said.  The investigation stemmed from a 2016 complaint against Yale, Brown and Dartmouth. A two-year investigation by the Department of Justice found Yale University (pictured) discriminated against Asian American and white applicants  'Yale's race discrimination imposes undue and unlawful penalties on racially-disfavored applicants, including in particular Asian American and White applicants,' Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband, who heads the department's civil rights division, wrote in a letter to the college's attorneys. Prosecutors found that Yale has been discriminating against applicants to its undergraduate program based on their...
    The Justice Department has concluded Yale University illegally discriminates against Asian-American and white undergraduate applicants, threatening to sue the school if it doesn’t end all of its race-based admissions decisions. “There is no such thing as a nice form of race discrimination,” Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division said. “Unlawfully dividing Americans into racial and ethnic blocs fosters stereotypes, bitterness, and division. It is past time for American institutions to recognize that all people should be treated with decency and respect and without unlawful regard to the color of their skin. In 1890, Frederick Douglass explained that the ‘business of government is to hold its broad shield over all and to see that every American citizen is alike and equally protected in his civil and personal rights.’ The Department of Justice agrees and will continue to fight for the civil rights of all people throughout our nation.” A DOJ press release from described the department’s two-year investigation, which was sparked by a complaint by Asian American groups concerning Yale’s policies and which led the...
    The Trump administration on Thursday accused Yale University of illegally discriminating against white and Asian American applicants and threatened to file a civil rights lawsuit against the school if it refused to change its admissions practices. The Department of Justice (DOJ) sent a letter to the university's attorneys stating that "Yale’s oversized use of race favors some applicants because of their race and correspondingly disfavors other applicants because of their race, with most Asian American and White applicants unduly bearing the brunt of the preferences Yale grants to its racially-preferred applicants." "Yale grants racial and national origin preferences in favor of African American, Hispanic, and certain other applicants and disfavors most Asian American and White applicants," wrote Eric Dreiband, assistant attorney general for the DOJ's Civil Right Division. Yale denied the allegations and said it would refuse to alter its admissions process, escalating the likelihood of a high-profile court battle. "Given our commitment to complying with federal law, we are dismayed that the DOJ has made its determination before allowing Yale to provide all the information the Department has requested thus far," Karen Peart, a spokeswoman...
    A Justice Department investigation has found that Yale University illegally discriminated against Asian American and white applicants and violated the 1964 Civil Rights Act while receiving millions in taxpayer funding. Following a two-year investigation, the Justice Department notified Yale of the violations of Title VI, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs that receive taxpayer money, a statement said Thursday. INBOX: DOJ Finds Yale Illegally Disciminates against Asians and Whites in Undergraduate Admissions in Violation of Federal Civil-Rights Law. Department threatens suit without changes within two weeks. https://t.co/n73kO56gm3 — Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) August 13, 2020 The probe revealed that Yale, which is among the country’s most selective and prestigious universities, discriminated against undergraduate applicants on the basis of race and national origin. Race specifically was the determinative factor in hundreds of admissions decisions each year, the Department of Justice found. “Yale grants substantial, and often determinative, preferences based on race to certain racially-favored applicants and relatively and significantly disfavors other applicants because of their race, a letter from the Civil Rights Division...
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