Student Group Sues Yale for Discrimination, Revives Trump-Era Case
Added 02-26-21 04:20:04pm EST - “A student group filed suit against Yale University on the grounds that the school discriminated against Asian American and white applicants, pressuring federal judges to pick up a similar case the Biden administration recently abandoned.” - Freebeacon.com
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A student group filed suit against Yale University on the grounds that the school discriminated against Asian-American and white applicants, pressuring federal judges to pick up a similar case the Biden administration recently abandoned.
In a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut Thursday, Students for Fair Admissions claims Yale violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which bans federally funded institutions from race-based discrimination.
SFFA pledged to take up the suit after the Justice Department dropped its Trump-era case against Yale on Feb. 3.
The change in presidential administrations has opened a new chapter in affirmative action cases against two of the nation’s most prestigious universities. While President Trump’s Justice Department backed SFFA—the plaintiff in cases against Yale and Harvard University—President Joe Biden’s incoming administration is likely to defend both Ivy Leagues.
The DOJ sued Yale in October after a two-year federal investigation found the school unlawfully used race as a "determinative" factor in their selection process. Racially favored groups, including black and Hispanic applicants, were in some cases eight times as likely to be admitted as their equally qualified Asian peers.
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