Harvard University could soon be going to trial in a case in which it will have to defend itself against claims the university actively discriminates against Asian American applicants in its admissions practices. As our regular readers may recall, a group known as Students for Fair Admissions has filed a lawsuit in which the group alleges that Asian American applicants to the university are held to a higher standard than non-Asian American applicants. The suit, which began in 2014 and alleges that Harvard caps its Asian American student population at a certain quota, could be headed for trial as early as this summer in Boston. And for those folks who are closely following the Department of Justice’s probe of Harvard’s admissions practices as it relates to Asian American discrimination, that probe is not directly related to this particular case. You see, Harvard is at war on many fronts concerning its admissions practices.
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