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  • #52337

    Hello everyone!

    The New York Times reported last night that the Department of Justice may be exploring “investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.”

    As I type this, the article is the product of an unconfirmed leak — also known as a “rumor.” But, alas, that hasn’t stopped other articles such as this one from the Washington Post from popping up and treating it as confirmed. (And, hence, why we’re reporting on something after it’s been widely reported when other times, such as with the UC Irvine story, we report the news a bit earlier than most of the ‘main stream media.’)

    But I digress. As of now, a DOJ probe into affirmative action in college admissions may or may not happen. We do, however, intend to keep you updated, with hopefully accurate information, as events transpire. And, as always, you’re welcome to share your comments and opinions below.

    Best of luck with your applications!

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    #52338

    Hello everyone!

    At 6:15 p.m. EST this evening, the Justice Department addressed the circulating news stories. Apparently, the job posting within the Civil Rights division was related to the complaint filed by the coalition of Asian American groups in May 2015 against Harvard that cited third-party academic research showing Asian-Americans had to have to SAT scores that were on average about 140 points higher than white students, 270 points higher than Hispanic students and 450 points higher than African-American students to be equally competitive at Harvard. (At the time, the SAT wass scored on a 2400-point scale.)

    The Justice Department spokeswoman added, “committed to protecting all Americans from all forms of illegal race-based discrimination.”

    Best of luck with your applications!

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    latagrew
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    I saw several stories today that appeared to be written solely to disparage Trump. No wonder we’re so cynical of the media.

    #52551

    Hello everyone!

    CNN is reporting the Department of Justice is actively investigating Harvard University and its use of race in admissions. Furthermore, CNN is reporting that the DOJ has already concluded Harvard is “out of compliance” with federal law.

    We’ll keep you updated here as this story develops.

    Best of luck with your applications!

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