Department of Justice says Yale discriminates against whites and Asians

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THE US government says Yale University is illegally discriminating against white and Asian-American applicants.

The results of a two-year investigation by the Department of Justice found the Ivy League university had breached civil rights law in its undergraduate admissions process.

The department threatened to file a lawsuit against the university if it failed to take “remedial” measures.

A Yale spokeswoman said the university “categorically” denied the accusations.

President Donald Trump’s administration has been a strong opponent of so-called affirmative action.

The programmes, which were supported by former President Barack Obama, seek to boost admissions of under-represented minorities, particularly Hispanics and African-Americans.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53774075
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