A lot can be said in two sentences. Today, the United States Department of Justice formally notified a federal judge — through a two sentence federal filing — that it was voluntarily dropping its lawsuit against Yale University in which the New Haven, Connecticut-based institution was accused of discrimination against white and Asian American applicants. The suit, as our readers may remember, was brought by the politically-charged Department of Justice under the Trump administration, an administration that sought to end the practice of Affirmative Action. Well, that was yesterday. It’s a brand new day in America.
DOJ Is Now Under New Management
As Pete Williams reports for NBC News in a piece entitled “In Biden administration reversal, Justice Dept. drops discrimination suit against Yale,” “Yale said it was gratified by the decision to drop the lawsuit. ‘Our admissions process has allowed Yale College to assemble an unparalleled student body, which is distinguished by its academic excellence and diversity. Yale has steadfastly maintained that its process complies fully with Supreme Court precedent, and we are confident that the Justice Department will agree,’ it said in a written statement. Filed last October, the lawsuit said a two-year investigation determined that the Ivy League college illegally discriminated against Asian American and white students in admissions. It said they were only one-tenth to one-fourth as likely to be admitted as African American applicants with comparable academic records. When the suit was filed, Yale called the government’s conclusion hasty and meritless.”
We Salute the DOJ for Dropping the Case
Apparently the new Department of Justice so happens to agree. We salute our independent DOJ for seeing this suit for what it was — an obvious ploy to attack the necessary practice of considering race in admissions. The reverberations of our nation’s original sin echo today and until there exists equal opportunity for all Americans, irrespective of the color of their skin, we believe Affirmative Action is not only important to maintaining the integrity of our nation’s elite universities — but necessary. So way to go to our United States Department of Justice for showing us the way!
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