Thomas Gallatin / Feb. 5, 2021

Biden Admin Endorses Yale’s Racial Discrimination

DOJ withdraws a discrimination suit against the school over its race-based admissions practices.

The party that loves to lob the spurious charge of racism against conservatives and Republicans is, more often than not, the party actually guilty of the charge. On Wednesday, Joe Biden’s Social Justice Department withdrew a lawsuit against Yale University that had been filed under the Trump administration over the Ivy League school’s discrimination against Asian and white applicants.

A spokeswoman stated that the DOJ “has dismissed its lawsuit in light of all available facts, circumstances, and legal developments.” Well, that’s one way to put it. The lawsuit alleged that Yale’s “oversized, standardless, intentional use of race has subjected domestic, non-transfer applicants to Yale College to discrimination on the ground of race.”

Similar to the case against Harvard University regarding its quota system for Asian students, Yale also used a similar race-weighted admission system. According to the Trump DOJ’s investigation, Yale granted blacks who scored in the tenth decile (the top bracket) a 60% rate of admission compared to 20% for whites and just 14% for Asians.

Biden’s DOJ not only dropped the lawsuit against Yale, it withdrew the notice charging the school with having violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. So much for racial equality. And what about all that “equity” Team Biden was yammering about? If any organization could be rightly charged with systemic racism, it would seem that Yale fits the bill.

Speaking of racism and higher education, a recent report released by the Center for Equal Opportunity has concluded that affirmative action polices aimed at increasing racial diversity on campus have only worsened racial relations. The report is titled “Campus Diversity and Student Discontent: The Cost of Race and Ethnic Preferences in College Admissions.” Researchers found that not only did school “diversity” initiatives not produce greater acceptance, they produced a sense of “greater alienation” among black students as well as “a general sense of campus discontent among non-minority students and faculty.”

In other words, elevating racial diversity above other considerations produced greater unease and distance rather than greater appreciation, camaraderie, and acceptance between different racial groups. Once asked how to solve racism, actor Morgan Freeman famously responded, “Stop talking about it.” Indeed, just as constantly picking at a scab prevents a wound from healing, incessantly focusing on race and racism prevents racial harmony. Democrats don’t want a colorblind American, they want to constantly shine a bright light on race and keep it in front of everyone 24/7.

As Mark Alexander notes, “If the Biden/Harris regime really wanted to eradicate ‘systemic racism,’ start with the elitist Ivy League universities, which systematically discriminate against Asian and White applicants.”

(Updated)

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