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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday.

The Justice Department had previously filed court papers siding with Asian American groups who had levied similar allegations against Harvard University.

The two-year investigation concluded that Yale “rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race, whom it otherwise would admit,” the Justice Department said.

The Justice Department has demanded that Yale immediately stop and agree not to use race or national origin for upcoming admissions.

In the Harvard case, the Justice Department had argued that the university went too far in its use of race, but the judge disagreed.

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