Judge upholds Harvard’s “race-conscious” admissions policy

by Daniel Payne · Oct 2nd, 2019 1:32 pm

Last Updated Nov 19th, 2019 at 3:02 pm

A federal judge this week upheld Harvard University’s controversial admissions policy that allows the university to consider race as a factor when deciding which students it admits.

The judge rejected a lawsuit by the advocacy group Students for Fair Admissions, an organization that argued Harvard’s policy was discriminatory against Asian-Americans.

The judge claimed that “race-conscious admissions” were necessary to ensure a diverse student body at the Ivy League university.


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