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US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

 

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has criticised Harvard University over its admissions process, saying it uses “racial balancing” to select students.

The DoJ has weighed in on a civil lawsuit challenging Harvard’s use of race in the application process.

Harvard is accused of discriminating against Asian-Americans, but the university denies the claim.

The DoJ filed a statement in Boston federal court where the case is to be tried in October.

The move comes two months after President Donald Trump’s administration announced it was cancelling the previous Obama administration’s support for so-called affirmative action programmes.

Those programmes seek to boost admissions of under-represented minorities, particularly Hispanics and African-Americans.

The department has been investigating Harvard for potential civil rights violations over its affirmative action policy. Read more

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US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US justice department criticises Harvard over ‘racial bias’