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Kai NipStudents have largely criticized the Department of Justice’s Thursday move to sue Yale over alleged discrimination against Asian American and white applicants.

“White people and Asian American people are overrepresented in higher education and the Ivy League in particular,” Irene Vazquez ’21 told the News.

Some students mentioned that the DOJ lawsuit will just exacerbate feelings of imposter syndrome for students of color who have faced previous discrimination from their peers.

He said that he and other Black students must “self-assure” that they belong at the University and were admitted as “rightfully” as the remainder of their peers.

Of the lawsuit, Jenkins said that it was “predictable” in light of the similar admissions lawsuit against Harvard.

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