Some Ivy League schools are doubling down on race-based admissions policies, defying the Trump administration’s action to rescind Obama-era affirmative action guidelines.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sent a “Dear Colleague” letter last week to schools turning back several Obama-era guidelines the administration deemed beyond constitutional bounds and “unnecessary” given Supreme Court precedent.
At the same time, the Department of Justice threw their weight behind the group Students for Fair Admissions, which is suing Harvard University for illegally discriminating against Asian-Americans in the admissions application.
“It’s racial discrimination and it’s a quota. The quota today is against Asians, much like the quota back in the 1920s and 30s was against Jews,” Edward Blum, president of Students for Fair Admissions, said on Tucker Carlson Tonight. “You cannot remedy past discrimination with new discrimination, and that’s what colleges are doing.”
But the Boston-based school says it’s not changing course.