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The Justice Department on Thursday filed a statement of interest siding with a group that alleges in a lawsuit that Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants.
The group, Students for Fair Admissions, alleges in its lawsuit first filed in 2014 that the school discriminated against them during the admissions process and ignored results from its own internal investigation showing bias against Asian-American applicants.
The article goes on to state the following:
The Justice Department first weighed in on the case in April, urging the federal judge overseeing the case in Boston to release years of admission data.
Reuters further reports:
The Justice Department argued that Harvard had failed to establish that its use of race as a factor in deciding which students to admit had not resulted in it illegally discriminating against Asian-Americans.
Instead, the department said the evidence in the lawsuit by Students for Fair Admissions showed Harvard’s admissions process “significantly disadvantages” Asian-Americans compared with other groups.
“No American should be denied admission to school because of their race,” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement.