The lawsuit accuses Yale of considering race as a factor for admissions for “at least 50 years,” claiming the school has violated a provision in the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which bars recipients of federal funds from engaging in race-based discrimination. …
The DOJ went on to argue that Yale’s admissions process features an “oversized, standardless, intentional use of race” which “injures” some applicants while giving an unfair edge to others. …
While the general practice of affirmative action has been upheld in the US Supreme Court, allowing schools and universities to take race into consideration on a limited basis when looking at prospective students, the DOJ says Yale failed to use race “in a narrow, time-limited, and targeted manner to achieve specific and defined educational goals,” and instead has “institutionalized its use of racial preferences as a permanent feature of its admissions process and decisions.”
The suit comes on the heels of a two-year probe into Yale’s application framework, which concluded in August. A review of 10 years of admissions data found that the university had turned away “scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race, whom it otherwise would admit.”
Why did it take five decades for this lawsuit to happen? Presumably because the leftist administrative state decided it was ok to discriminate against whites and Asians.
The Trump administration has forced them to pay attention to the rules. But if Trump loses next month, you can be sure this lawsuit will vanish in a puff of smoke.
hat-tip Stephen Neil