(National Sentinel) Unconstitutional: The Trump Justice Department is siding with an Asian-American group suing Harvard University over the historic institution’s race-based admissions policy, claiming it unfairly advantages Americans of Asian descent.
Students for Fair Admissions initially filed a suit against Harvard in 2014. The organization, which was founded by conservative legal strategist Edward Blum, says on its website that “racial classifications and preferences in college admissions are unfair, unnecessary, and unconstitutional,” The Blaze reports.
The site noted further:
SFFA’s lawsuit alleges that Harvard discriminates against Asian-Americans in its acceptance process, claiming that an Asian-American male applicant, who has a 25 percent chance of making the cut, would have a 35 percent chance if he were white, a 75 percent chance if he were Hispanic, and a 95 percent chance of admission if he were black.
The plaintiffs claim that students of Asian-American descent are unfairly and disproportionately “rated down” for subjective reasons under Harvard’s admissions system, in spite of having stronger academic and extra-curricular credentials than other applicants.
In July, the Trump administration announced it would be ending Obama’s policy of encouraging colleges and universities to consider race as an admission factor — despite the fact that the Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment expressly prohibits the use of race to deny Americans equal opportunity.
Harvard, however, is sticking to the Obama policy anyway, The Blaze reports.
“It’s alarming that Trump is aligning himself with anti-civil rights activist Edward Blum in this subversive attempt to say that civil rights protections cause discrimination,” Jeannie Park, the head of the university’s Asian-American Alumni Alliance, told The New York Times.
She went on to claim that “Asian-Americans have long benefited from policies to increase equal opportunity and still do.”
“Our fear is that Harvard’s admissions system is just the latest target in a larger fight to roll back protections for people of color in all fields, including government and business,” Park said.
These arguments make no sense.
First of all, Asian-Americans are the ones complaining about being discriminated against by Harvard, so how is that a benefit? Secondly, the lawsuit seeks to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of Asian-Americans, not take them away.
And do you notice how this Left-wing hack equates leveling the playing field to ‘rolling back protections?’ Liberals never say what the mean or mean what they say.
The Trump Justice Department says the discrimination by Harvard is plain.
The Justice Department argued in court filings Thursday that “the record 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.
“The evidence, moreover, shows that Harvard provides no meaningful criteria to cabin its use of race; uses a vague ‘personal rating’ that harms Asian-American applicants’ chances for admission and may be infected with racial bias; engages in unlawful racial balancing; and has never seriously considered race-neutral alternatives in its more than 45 years of using race to made admissions decisions,” the filings stated.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said: “No American should be denied admission to school because of their race. As a recipient of taxpayer dollars, Harvard has a responsibility to conduct its admissions policy without racial discrimination by using meaningful admissions criteria that meet lawful requirements.”
In other words, Harvard ought to be accepting students based on their academic merits, not the color of their skin to fill some arbitrary virtue-signaling skin color quota.