Racial discrimination trial against Harvard begins
discrimination trial against Harvard begins
A trial in federal court in Boston, Massachusetts, began on Monday in a lawsuit alleging that Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants.
The conservative anti-affirmative action organization, Students for Fair Admissions.
Filed the suit against the prestigious Ivy League university.
Local media quote the organization as insisting that Asian-Americans outperform applicants of other races academically.
As well as in other criteria but are treated unfairly in admissions.
The plaintiff’s lawyers say Harvard intentionally uses a vague personal rating to decrease the number of Asian-American applicants admitted in favor of students from other racial backgrounds.
The university says about 23 percent of its new students this year are Asian-Americans. But the organization insists the ratio should be higher.