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Yale hits back at Department of Justice discrimination ruling

Department investigation found Yale’s admissions process discriminates against Asian American and white applicants

The president of Yale University has criticised the findings of a United States Department of Justice investigation into discrimination in the university’s undergraduate admissions process, and said the process will not change in response to the investigation’s findings.

On 13 August, the DOJ said Yale illegally discriminates against Asian American and white applicants, and that “for the great majority of applicants, Asian American and White applicants have only one-tenth to one-fourth of the likelihood of admission as African American applicants with comparable academic credentials”. It demanded that the university “agree not to use race or national origin in its upcoming 2020-21 undergraduate admissions cycle”.

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