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Federal judge upholds Harvard’s admissions process

October 2, 2019

Via: Jurist

A judge for the US District Court of Massachusetts on Tuesday upheld Harvard University’s undergraduate admissions process, which had been challenged by Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) as discriminatory against Asian American applicants.

Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits race discrimination at schools that receive federal funds. SFFA alleged that Harvard violates Title VI by intentionally discriminating against Asian Americans, using racial balancing, failing to use race merely as a “plus” factor in admissions decisions or to merely fill the last “few places” in the incoming freshman class, failing to use available and workable race-neutral alternatives, and using race as a factor in admissions.

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