Justice Department finds Yale biased against Asian, white applicants - New Haven Register


Summary generated on August 13, 2020

    WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice Thursday notified Yale University that it has found the university illegally discriminates against Asian-American and white applicants in its undergraduate admissions process.

    The Department of Justice found Yale discriminates based on race and national origin in its undergraduate admissions process, and that race is the determinative factor in hundreds of admission decisions each year.

    Yale rejects scores of Asian-American and white applicants each year based on their race, whom it otherwise would admit.

    Yale uses race at multiple steps of its admissions process, resulting in a multiplied effect of race on an applicant's likelihood of admission, and Yale racially balances its classes.

    The Department of Justice has demanded Yale agree not to use race or national origin in its upcoming 2020-21 undergraduate admissions cycle, and, if Yale proposes to consider race or national origin in future admissions cycles, it must first submit to the Department of Justice a plan demonstrating its proposal is narrowly tailored as required by law, including by identifying a date for the end of race discrimination.