The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Thursday against Yale University, alleging the school violated federal civil-rights law by discriminating against Asian-American and White applicants in undergraduate admissions.
The Justice Department has also supported legal efforts to end affirmative action at Harvard University, and the Education Department last month said it would investigate racism at Princeton University.
The federal government threatened the suit back in August, when it issued the findings of a two-year review of Yale’s undergraduate admissions practices.
FORMER TECH CEO GETS HOME CONFINEMENT FOR ADMISSIONS BRIBEIt said then that Yale couldn’t use race or national origin in the current undergraduate admissions cycle.
Yale had two weeks to comply, the Justice Department said, or it would be prepared to file suit.