Justice Dept. drops suit accusing Yale of discriminating against white, Asian applicants

Justice Dept. drops suit accusing Yale of discriminating against white, Asian applicants

Justice Dept. drops suit accusing Yale of discriminating against white, Asian applicants

(CNBC) – The Department of Justice on Wednesday dropped a case against Yale University in which it alleged that the Ivy League institution was discriminating against White and Asian applicants in its admissions process.

The decision, announced in a filing in federal district court in Connecticut, marks a reversal from the Justice Department’s stance under former President Donald Trump, whose administration opposed education policies geared toward increasing racial diversity. President Joe Biden had made racial equity a top priority of his administration.

Yale had denied the allegations that its admissions practices were discriminatory. In a statement, spokeswoman Karen Peart said that the school was “gratified” by the DOJ’s decision.

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