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Yale uses race at multiple steps of its admissions process resulting in a multiplied effect of race on an applicant’s likelihood of admission.

He said it is disheartening to keep seeing suits filed against these institutions for using affirmative action.

In the United States v. Yale University complaint, the DOJ excludes “racially-favored” Asian applicants who, among other subgroups, identify as Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, or Vietnamese.

According to law professor Melvin Urofsky via the New Yorker, there has been a negligible effect on white men as a result of affirmative action.

Rivera, also a QuestBridge Scholar, said that, an ideal college experience is one filled with diverse experiences, and that affirmative action and holistic admissions—a system Columbia also utilizes—helps foster such experiences.

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