ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the United States Department of Justice submitted a statement of interest in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard.
The filing noted that "the record in evidence demonstrates that Harvard's race-based admissions process significantly disadvantages Asian-American applicants compared to applicants of other racial groups— including both white applicants and applicants from other racial minority groups."
Additionally, the DOJ filing notes that Harvard consistently rates Asian -American applicants lower on personal scores such as likability and leadership.
Edward Blum, president of SFFA said, "Students for Fair Admissions is gratified that, after careful analysis of the evidence submitted in this case, the US Department of Justice has concluded Harvard's admissions policies are in violation of our nation's civil rights laws."
Blum added, "We look forward to having the gravely troubling evidence that Harvard continues to keep redacted disclosed to the American public in the near future."
Students for Fair Admissions is a nonprofit membership organization with over 22,000 members whose mission is to eliminate racial and ethnic classifications and preferences in college admissions.
Contact: Edward Blum
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