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DOJ: Yale University discriminates against Asian American, white applicants in undergraduate admissions process

Federal investigators have concluded that Yale University discriminates against Asian American and white applicants after a two-year investigation into the school’s undergraduate admissions process.

Race is “the determinative factor” in hundreds of admissions decisions for the elite university each year and leaves Asian and white applicants with only a fraction of the likelihood of admission as Black applicants with “comparable academic credentials,” the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday afternoon.

“There is no such thing as a nice form of race discrimination,” said Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband, of the department’s Civil Rights Division. “Unlawfully dividing Americans into racial and ethnic blocs fosters stereotypes, bitterness, and division.