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Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston upheld the legality of Harvard University weighing applicants’ race in its admissions process.

A nonprofit advocacy group, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), contends that the Ivy League school illegally discriminates against Asian American applicants.

SSFA charges that Harvard knowingly uses admissions criteria that trigger a “statistically significant Asian American penalty.”SFFA is expected to petition the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a recent count, ALDC applicants were 68% white, 11% Asian American, 6% African American and 6% Hispanic.

Non-ALDC applicants, in contrast, were 40% white, 28% Asian American, 13% Hispanic and 11% African American.

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