At least 64 Asian-American associations recently complained to the Justice Department about race-based admission policies at American universities. Now, the fed is taking action.

The Justice Department has formally launched an investigation against Harvard University on whether they have discriminatory admission policies for new students.

In a report on the Washington Examiner on October 4, the investigation was confirmed by the feds in a letter to American Oversight, a watchdog group, that used a Freedom of Information Act request into the DOJ’s affirmative action investigations.

The group teamed up with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law seeking information on investigations into practices at both Harvard University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Justice Department’s records confirmed that an investigation on Harvard was active.

In the letter, the Justice Department explained that it wouldn’t be able to reveal the full records, as they contain “information compiled for law enforcement purposes,” which “could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings” if released.

The confirmation follows an August report in the New York Times outlining the Trump administration’s intent to probe schools’ admissions policies around the country. In the article, the Justice Department claimed it was investigating such practices in response to a May 2015 complaint filed by 64 Asian-American associations.

“Many Asian-American students who have almost perfect SAT scores, top 1 percent GPAs, plus significant awards or leadership positions in various extracurricular activities have been rejected by Harvard University and other Ivy League Colleges while similarly situated applicants of other races have been admitted,” the 50-page complaint read.

“Over the last two decades, Asian-American applicants to Harvard University and other Ivy League colleges have increasingly experienced discrimination in the admissions process,” it continued.

According to Harvard University’s admissions statistics page for the class of 2021, Asian-Americans represent 22.2 percent of total admissions. To put it into perspective, Asian-Americans make up between 5 to 5.5 percent of the total U.S. population, making them vastly overrepresented as a demographic in the college, even if it discriminates against those who outperform their peers.

However beneficial the Justice Department investigation into Harvard may be to the pursuit of meritocracy, American Oversight is far from happy about it. Its executive director, Austin Evers, believes that the Trump administration is using the investigation as a distraction.

“This is further proof that Attorney General Sessions and the Trump administration will continue to invoke civil rights only to further their own political agenda — not provide equal protections for all Americans,” said Evers in a statement to Washington Examiner. “It speaks volumes that Jeff Sessions’s Justice Department is prioritizing attacking affirmative action at a time when white nationalists are marching openly in the streets.”

Feature Image via Harvard University

  • Kimmy3

    Can’t we just all get along?! Why the fuck do I care if you are brown, yellow, female, male or the biggest faggot cock sucker?! Can we not look at each others as humans? Affirmative action is flawed because it seeks to correct the past with future outcomes.

    • Linda Lee

      The left will not allow that. Get that through your head. It is a useful tool that they keep us all in a perpetual state of angst .

    • Greg Golan

      No, we can’t get along. Not ever. Humanity is tribal. Our tribes are in perpetual competition, and occasionally outright conflict.
      It doesn’t matter to you what someone’s race is. You’re white, probably intelligent, well-liked, reasonably attractive, but what you don’t understand is that those very qualities make you hated by other races.
      The mere sight of a white Woman can send black and brown women into fits of rage in the right circumstances. Those women hate you as much as the men from their tribes lust for you.
      There can be no neutrality when even your surrender is seen as an object of resentment; “of course you don’t hate, you’ve had everything given to you that was taken from us,” etc., etc.
      How could we get along? Let’s say the DOJ destroys affirmative action, and for the first time the most qualified students are accepted. You will have a huge swell of Asian students, along with whites. Brown and especially black students will become nonexistent in some departments. Will their activists accept the reality that there are just not enough qualified black candidates? Nope. That would mean accepting that the mean black American IQ of 85 is legit. Instead, “Becky” and “Ming Li” ( their phrase for Asians, not mine) were given those positions unjustly by their evil white and Asian fathers, who themselves ripped their intelligence out of millions of genius black children, who now have no choice but to shoot each other constantly. It sounds ridiculous, but I’ve actually heard that argued (intelligence physically ripped from blacks).
      I’ve heard that black men with white Women was a white supremacist plot to destroy the black family, from multiple black female activists. They actually stated that racist white men were teaching their daughters to seduce, bed, and procreate with black males as a way of controlling the black population. Nothing is more absurd. The idea of white nationalists willingly sending their daughters into the arms of negroes is one of the stupidest ideas ever.

      TL;DR
      We will never get along because we are not equal. The black collective will always lag behind intellectually. The presence of excellent, brilliant, and heroic blacks like E.T. Williams or Ben Carson doesn’t change the overall picture. It’s biology. And the majority of blacks will always hate, resent, and blame us, instead of accepting that reality.
      To get along as equals, we would actually have to be equals. The resentment of the loser is venomous.

  • Ishare

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  • ranterator

    They should go to UC Berkeley, its got well over sixty percent asian students. Problem is that a lot of them a foreigners, so even asian americans cant get in….

    • Charles Perigord

      ranterator – UC Berkeley got busted for discriminating against Asian students over 25 years ago. Judge Ken Kawaichi of Oakland headed up the panel that ultimately got them to clean up their act. From what you say, it sounds like Berkeley has kept its nose clean since then, although to be sure one would want to check with some of the 64 Asian associations that are after Harvard.

  • Andrew Deblasio

    Its a Jewish university.

    • Greg Golan

      Every. Single. Time.

    • GTKRWN

      Simply a coincidence.

  • Julia D. Plorable

    The last paragraph. That quote. F ME!

    Projection anyone?

    • They just don’t understand the “equal protection’ means that the same standards apply to everyone.The same rules that protect black students protect white and asian students. The lame laws that let BLM march lets white nationalists march. Freedom is for everyone, not just those you like.

  • Steve O

    Mathematically, in order to discriminate in favor of someone, you need to discriminate against someone else. Many of those who believe that they are most sensitive to issues of discrimination are in fact the most blind.

  • SaucyJack42

    “It speaks volumes that
    Jeff Sessions’s Justice Department is prioritizing attacking affirmative
    action at a time when white nationalists are marching openly in the
    streets.”
    Yes, because affirmative action is racism you moron.

    • GTKRWN

      Maybe they should look into what percentage of Jews get accepted into the ivy league compared to their percentage of the population. They’re (((white))) after all.

      Affirmative action is racism, libshit. Except this is racism against asians we’re talking about. (You’d know that if one of your Jewish comedians read the article to you. I know you liberals are forbidden from thinking on your own.)

      Are they not minority enough for you to lie and pander to any more, libshit?

  • Odd, we don’t seem to have a problem with racial quotas when it comes to Arresting Blacks at rates three times those of whites.

    You denounce racial quotas on the one hand, while applying them on the other. Make up your mind. Get rid of quotas on campus and those applied by police on the streets for “suspicious activities.” or “fake broken tail lights”. (driven by blacks of course)

    We all love laws that favour us and condemn laws that punish us. It’s just human nature.

    • Greg Golan

      Blacks commit too much crime for that. In St. Louis they don’t have those quotas. They don’t need them. An ocean of negro criminals have overtaken the city. Michael Brown robbed a gas station clerk and felt so secure he started ish when a cop told him to get out of the middle of the street (which they always do here).
      Blacks are largely dysfunctional, and they produce an inordinate number of criminals. The “broken tailight” myth is as valid as the “most inmates are there for drugs” myth. Both are false.

  • GTKRWN

    I’m glad to see Asians finally getting sick of Affirmative Blacktion fucking them over. There is a massive handicap against Asians so the (((white))) applicants don’t lose their limited number of seats, with the rest being given to “””diversity””””.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/05b60f3f549bf9eed5c48f0c2abbb9342e8d650dd9f7a6a273a1adf61af03531.jpg .