Harvard is under DOJ probe for its affirmative action policies


The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the use of race in Harvard University’s admissions practices and has accused the university of failing to cooperate with the probe, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

The Justice Department is investigating complaints that formed the basis of a federal civil lawsuit filed in 2014 in Boston, according to the documents. That suit alleges Harvard intentionally discriminates against Asian-Americans by limiting the number of Asian students who are admitted.

The lawsuit, brought by a nonprofit called Students for Fair Admissions, said the practices violate federal civil-rights law and asks a federal judge to prohibit Harvard from using race as a factor in future undergraduate admissions decisions. The suit is pending.

The Justice Department, whose Civil Rights Division is conducting the investigation into similar allegations, said in a letter to Harvard’s lawyers, dated Nov. 17 and reviewed by the Journal, that the school was being investigated under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin for organizations that receive federal funding. The letter also said the school had failed to comply with a Nov. 2 deadline to provide documents related to the university’s admissions policies and practices.

The department told Harvard it “may file a lawsuit” to enforce compliance if Harvard doesn’t hand over the documents by a new deadline of Dec. 1, according to a separate letter dated Nov. 17 from John M. Gore, the acting assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division. The department wrote that the materials requested by the Justice Department have already been provided by Harvard to the plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

The documents confirm the existence of an investigation that the Justice Department in August indicated it would pursue and suggest that Harvard has challenged the authority of the department’s Civil Rights Division to conduct it.

Harvard has previously said its admissions process is consistent with the legal precedents set over the past 40 years by the Supreme Court, which have allowed universities to consider race as a factor in admissions to obtain the benefits of a diverse student body.

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I always thought a diverse student body was made up by the people who were smart enough to get accepted. See where being naive gets you :fist:t5::man_student:t5::fist:t5:


Nah, its a well known practice that asian students get their standardized test scores docked when admissions come around. Lefties treat people life puppies, and diversity is only skin deep for them. Really set them “minority” up to failures. Either that, or schools start to lower their standards, and they are no longer “prestigious”.



Obama is the prime example of affirmative action


When liberals talk about diversity they mean NOT white even in black colleges ! :wink:


Don’t sue. End it, plow it under and salt the ground so that nothing can ever dwell there again. Also at least a 100 year ban on Harvard alumni working for the government is necessary.



African Americans received a “bonus” of 230 points on their SAT’s “Hispanics received a bonus of 185 points.” On their SAT’s, and Asian Americans, are penalized by 50 points for being Asian !! Does any of this sound like DISCRIMINATION ???
Yes TOTO, I’ve a feeling we’re not in 2017 anymore. :astonished:


Affirmative action needs to be eliminated. How it’s survived this long is beyond me.




“Institutionalized racism”



We endured a black community agitator president for 8 very long years , yet we find the need to promote Affirmative Action to advance failing minorities over those that WORKED HARD to better their grades and assure their place IN LINE only to watch some numbskull skip the line and head to the front .WTF !!!



Yet doesnt post his SAT/ACT score, GPA and such, but sob story.


That’s because SAT’s and grade point average DOESNT matter when dealing with minorities ! Free ride and skip the line !!!


I guess future SATS will as. challenging as See Spot Run and Sesame St math. Why can’t we improve secondary education so all students can compete equally instead of Dumbing Down education.
This is an act of a Totalitarian Education Department and definitely Government Overreach .We definitely need more dummies in the Ivy League to balance out the University of Cincinnati .