The Justice Department told Yale University Thursday that it had to change its admissions policies to no longer consider race and ethnicity because of violations of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
If Yale does not agree by August 27 to end the consideration of race in admissions for one year, the Justice Department threatened to sue the university.
Every year from 2000 to 2017, Yale offered admission to Asian American applicants to Yale College at rates below their proportion of the applicant pool,” the letter said.
We are proud of Yale’s admissions practices, and we will not change them on the basis of such a meritless, hasty accusation.”
Edward Blum, president of Students for Fair Admissions, which sued Harvard, said, “We applaud the Justice Department’s extensive investigation into Yale’s racially discriminatory admissions policies.