The DOJ sides with Asian-American students alleging discrimination at Harvard.
The Statement of Interest was filed in an ongoing case in federal court in Massachusetts.
“No American should be denied admission to school because of their race. As a recipient of taxpayer dollars, Harvard has a responsibility to conduct its admissions policy without racial discrimination by using meaningful admissions criteria that meet lawful requirements,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “The Department of Justice has the responsibility to protect the civil rights of the American people. This case is significant because the admissions policies at our colleges and universities are important and must be conducted lawfully.”
Students for Fair Admissions filed the suit, claiming the prestigious university discriminates against Asian-Americans.