Department of Justice sues Yale University over affirmative action policesYale is facing a lawsuit on the grounds that it discriminates against white and Asian-American applicants.
Credit: Kylie CooperOn Thursday, the United States Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Yale University, alleging that the school’s admissions process discriminates against students on the basis of race.
The Justice Department brought the suit on the grounds that Yale discriminates against white and Asian-American applicants, The New York Times reported.
A federal judge ruled in November 2019 that Harvard did not intentionally discriminate against Asian-American applicants.
In the wake of the 2018 lawsuit, Penn’s admissions department defended its own affirmative-action policies, arguing that they are crucial for creating a diverse learning community.