Monday, November 17, 2014

Nonprofit Group Sues Harvard for Racial Profiling; Says Univ. Discriminates against Asian Americans

A nonprofit group filed a lawsuit today (November 17, 2014) against Harvard University, accusing the world-famous Ivy League institution of racial profiling in its admissions policies, according to the AFP (Agence France-Presse) website.

Students for Fair Admissions says Harvard limits the number of Asian Americans it admits while giving preference to other races, according to the Project on Fair Representation (PFR), a legal defense fund supporting the lawsuit.

"The university is engaging in a campaign of invidious discrimination," PFR said in a statement.

"White, African American, and Hispanic applicants are given racial preferences over better qualified Asian Americans," it added, accusing Harvard of breaching civil rights laws and undermining the 14th Amendment to the U.S. constitution.

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