Lawsuit Against Harvard Looks to End Affirmative Action

Lawsuit Against Harvard Looks to End Affirmative Action

On Monday, federal lawsuits against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were filed alleging that both universities discriminated against white and Asian American students as a result of their race-based affirmative action policies.

Moreover, according to an AP article, the lawsuit against Harvard alleges that the prestigious university has a limit for the number of Asian Americans it admits each year.Breitbart News reported in April that a proposed measure (SCA5) to reinstate affirmative action in California instigated a clash between Chinese-Americans and minority groups in California.

Chinese Americans opposed the reinstatement while Latinos, California’s largest ethnic group, strongly supported the reinstatement of affirmative action. Due to a huge backlash by Asian Americans, the measure was taken off the table for 2014, but chances are still strong that the measure could resurface in 2015.

According to the Washington D.C.-based legal defense fund, The Project on Fair Representation, the filing on Monday is just the first in what will be a series of legal challenges against universities across America aimed at ending racial preferences in the admissions process.

“Allowing this issue to be litigated in case after case will only perpetuate the hostilities that proper consideration of race is designed to avoid,” the lawsuits state. “Racial preferences are a dangerous tool and may only be used as a last resort. There is now overwhelming evidence that race-neutral alternatives render reliance on racial preferences unnecessary.”

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Source: Breitbart | 

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