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Default Harvard University's high-stakes affirmative action case heads to federal court

I was glad to see this, because I oppose affirmative action. It is racial discrimination and should no longer have a place in our country. I hope the Students for Fair Admission organization wins.

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Harvard University is fighting accusations that its admissions office racially discriminated against Asian-American students in a high-stakes affirmative action case in federal court on Monday.

The Ivy League school is going head-to-head against Students for Fair Admission (SFFA), an organization founded by an anti-affirmative action activist who sued Harvard in 2014, in a closely watched case that could influence the use of race as a factor in college admissions decisions. Opening statements began Monday in the non-jury trial before U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs in Boston

“What’s at stake is the poisonous tribalism that colleges have been spreading into the world at-large that is tearing this world apart,” political commentator Heather Mac Donald told “Fox & Friends” Monday morning. “Harvard, like every other college, requires Asians to meet a much higher standard of academic qualifications to get in and admits blacks and Hispanic students with much lower qualifications on the assumption that somehow race is the most important thing about you.”
I understand that affirmative action was instituted to try and correct racial inequality, but a program that perpetuates racial inequality is just plain wrong and was never the right way to go about it.

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SFFA, headed by Edward Blum, claims Harvard illegally engages in “racial balancing,” artificially limiting the number of Asian-American students, according to court papers.

Blum contends, despite having the best academic records, Asian-American applicants suffer the lowest admission rate among any race, as well as unfairly receiving the lowest score of any group on a subjective “personal” rating assigned by Harvard admissions officials.

Harvard has denied the accusations and called the lawsuit “politically motivated." It argued it threatens “the ability of colleges and universities across the country to create the diverse communities essential to their educational missions and the success of their students.”

Harvard believes its campus diversity is at stake and says it couldn’t achieve a rich mix of students without considering race. Its leaders also believe the suit threatens the flexibility that other courts have granted schools to build the type of student population that’s best for their own campus.
The goal of colleges should be to educate, not to promote racial diversity.

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Last week, in a letter to the campus community, Harvard President Lawrence Bacow said the lawsuit has the potential to divide the Ivy League school and alumni network, but said he believes the evidence will be on their side.

“Let me be unequivocal: The College’s admissions process does not discriminate against anybody,” Bacow wrote.
That's an outright lie!

You can read more here: https://www.foxnews.com/us/harvard-u...-federal-court
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I was glad to see this, because I oppose affirmative action. It is racial discrimination and should no longer have a place in our country. I hope the Students for Fair Admission organization wins.



I understand that affirmative action was instituted to try and correct racial inequality, but a program that perpetuates racial inequality is just plain wrong and was never the right way to go about it.



The goal of colleges should be to educate, not to promote racial diversity.



That's an outright lie!

You can read more here: https://www.foxnews.com/us/harvard-u...-federal-court
Good. I've never bought into the idea that the solution to discrimination is to discriminate, or the solution to gerrymandering is to gerrymand.
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