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    Six years ago, when California lawmakers mounted a campaign to repeal the state’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions, Chinese American opponents of the proposal flooded lawmakers with calls, emails and petitions. Their campaign, mobilized on the group messaging app WeChat and in Chinese-language media, was successful, and the constitutional amendment died in the Legislature. This year, a better-organized effort has put Proposition 16 on California’s November ballot. It’s an even broader initiative that would reverse the measure approved by voters in 1996 banning any consideration of race and gender in public college admissions, as well as other government functions such as hiring and contracting. The initiative’s supporters have dwarfed their opponents in fundraising and endorsements. But they are...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- "I was Asian. I wasn't cool enough." Hudson Yang starred on ABC's groundbreaking sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat" ever since he was 9-years-old. But now that he's a teenager, he has some powerful thoughts on racism and xenophobia in his community.He sat down with ABC7 News Anchor Dion Lim to talk about ways to stop hatred in an age when hate crimes have spiked against Asian Americans due to COVID-19.WATCH: Here's the origin of coronavirus or COVID-19 and why you really shouldn't call it that other nameEMBED More News Videos What's in a name? Previous pandemics and outbreaks have taken on the names of places, but doing so has consequences. Naming novel coronavirus the "Chinese Virus"...
    The Department of Justice has accused Yale University of illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, as part of its harmful agenda to remove affirmative action from the college admissions process. “The Department of Justice found Yale discriminates based on race and national origin in its undergraduate admissions process, and that race is the determinative factor in hundreds of admissions decisions each year,” the department said in a release. The DOJ had previously filed against Harvard University, alleging that the university discriminates against Asian Americans in the college admissions process. A federal judge in 2019 ruled for Harvard, saying the university does not discriminate against Asian American applicants, a victory for supporters of affirmative action. This ruling was appealed...
    Black conservative activists with Project 21 praised the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday for its criticism of Yale University’s discriminatory admissions policies against white and Asian-American students. Derryck Green, a member of Project 21 Black Leadership Network, which is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research, said about the DOJ’s confrontation of Yale: For so long, complaints against racial preferences in admissions fell on deaf ears because the complaints came from white students. The justification was that current discrimination in favor of blacks is necessary recompense for historical discrimination against blacks. In recent history, however, complaints are coming from Asian students — largely seen as a silent minority — who can’t be so easily discounted. It is...
    Just to emphasize how absolutely racist and white supremacist Donald Trump and his administration will be to try to win this election, the Department of Justice has determined that Yale University discriminates against white applicants, continuing the administration's war on affirmative action and a 21st-century, diverse society. To make it not look quite so blatantly racist and to try to pit communities of color against each other to slice away some votes,  the DOJ says that Asian Americans have been discriminated against, too.  In the letter, Eric Dreiband, assistant attorney general for civil rights, threatened that  if the university failed to change its admissions policy, "the Department will be prepared to file a lawsuit." Yale says the allegation is "meritless" and "hasty." The DOJ wrote...
    Yale university in New Haven, CT. Associated Press/Beth J. Harpaz On Thursday, a Justice Department investigation accused Yale of illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, following a two-year federal investigation. Scholars of the Asian American and Pacific Islanders community are criticizing the DOJ's accusation, saying it's part of a larger attempt to pit racial minorities against each other.  The DOJ is "leveraging the model minority myth to undermine the opportunity to build a multiracial coalition in this country to dismantle racism," a former board member of the Korean American Association said. Meanwhile, students and faculty have criticized legacy status as a factor of admissions that favors white applicants. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Scholars...
    The DOJ accused Yale University on Thursday of discriminating against Asian and White applicants in its admissions process. In 2019, Harvard University went to trial over allegations that it had discriminated against Asian applicants in its admissions process, ultimately prevailing against charges of discrimination. According to a report by the New York Times, Yale University is currently facing an investigation by the Justice Department over practices that the government alleges are discriminatory against Asian-Americans and White Americans. In a letter sent to Yale, assistant attorney general Eric S. Dreiband claimed that Yale data suggests that Asian and White applicants have a significantly lower chance of admissions than their equally-qualified minority peers. “For example, the likelihood of admission for Asian American and...
    The Department of Justice requested that Yale University stop using data on race in its application process after a federal investigation found that the university heavily discriminates against Asian American and white applicants. Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband, who heads the DOJ’s office on civil rights, sent a letter to Washington, D.C., attorney Peter Spivack on Thursday outlining the findings of a two-year investigation into Yale’s admissions process and threatening a lawsuit if nothing is done to correct the university’s decades-old discriminatory tactics. “I write to notify you that the United States Department of Justice has determined that Yale University violated, and is continuing to violate, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” Dreiband said, adding that Yale...
    Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian and white applicants in violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Justice Department said Thursday. The agency said a two-year investigation into the Ivy League school found that Asian and white applicants have “one-tenth to one-fourth” the chance of being admitted as African American applicants with the same credentials. Officials formally levied the charges in a letter to Yale lawyers Thursday, asserting that the school “rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race, whom it would otherwise admit.” “There is no such thing as a nice form of race discrimination,” Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband said in a statement. “Yale’s race discrimination imposes undue and...
            by Michael Balsamo  WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday. Yale denied the allegation, calling it “meritless” and “hasty.” The findings detailed in a letter to the college’s attorneys Thursday mark the latest action by the Trump administration aimed at rooting out discrimination in the college application process, following complaints from students about the application process at some Ivy League colleges. The Justice Department had previously filed court papers siding with Asian American groups who had levied similar allegations against Harvard University. The two-year investigation concluded that Yale “rejects scores of...
    The Department of Justice accused Yale University of discriminating against Asian and white students in its enrollment policies and demanded a plan to address the disparities. The DOJ announced the findings of a two-year investigation in a news release Thursday. The investigation was in response to complains from Asian American groups, the DOJ said. "The Department of Justice today notified Yale University of its findings that Yale illegally discriminates against Asian American and white applicants in its undergraduate admissions process in violation of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act," the statement said. The DOJ recognized that the Supreme Court has allowed for colleges to consider race in limited circumstances, but said...
    WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday. Yale denied the allegation, calling it “meritless” and “hasty.” The findings detailed in a letter to the college’s attorneys Thursday mark the latest action by the Trump administration aimed at rooting out discrimination in the college application process, following complaints from students about the application process at some Ivy League colleges. The Justice Department had previously filed court papers siding with Asian American groups who had levied similar allegations against Harvard University. FLASHBACK: Yale University Offering Free Class On ‘Happiness’ To The World The two-year investigation concluded that Yale “rejects...
    YALE allegedly "discriminates against white and Asian-American applicants," according to US officials. On Thursday, the Department of Justice accused the university of illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants in its undergraduate admissions process. 6Department of Justice, led by AG Barr, accused Yale of discrimination Credit: Alamy Live News 6The university has been ordered to with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Credit: AFP or licensors The DOJ – headed by United States Attorney General William Barr – alleged that the Ivy League college was in violation of a US civil rights law following a two-year investigation. Yale was informed in a letter from Civil Rights Division official Eric Drieband, according to Fox News. The college was...
    Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian and white applicants in violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Justice Department said Thursday. The agency said a two-year investigation into the Ivy League school found that Asian and white applicants have “one-tenth to one-fourth” the chance of being admitted as African American applicants with the same credentials. Officials formally levied the charges in a letter to Yale lawyers Thursday, asserting that the school “rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race, whom it would otherwise admit.” “There is no such thing as a nice form of race discrimination,” Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband said in a statement. “Yale’s race discrimination imposes undue and unlawful...
    By David Shortell and Taylor Romine | CNN The Justice Department accused Yale University of discriminating against Asian American and white applicants in its undergraduate admissions process. “Yale rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race,” disfavoring applicants from those races compared to African American applicants with similar academic credentials, the Justice Department alleged in a statement Thursday. The announcement, the culmination of a two-year civil rights investigation spurred by a complaint by Asian-American groups, represents the latest move by the Trump administration to undermine affirmative action policies that have bolstered diversity within higher education for decades. The school’s admissions process, the Justice Department said, is a violation of the 1964 Civil Rights...
    (CNN)The Justice Department accused Yale University of discriminating against Asian American and White applicants in its undergraduate admissions process."Yale rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race," disfavoring applicants from those races compared to African American applicants with similar academic credentials, the Justice Department alleged in a statement Thursday.The announcement, the culmination of a two-year civil rights investigation spurred by a complaint by Asian-American groups, represents the latest move by the Trump administration to undermine affirmative action policies that have bolstered diversity within higher education for decades.The school's admissions process, the Justice Department said, is a violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and Yale must stop the use of race or national origin...
    A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and White applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday. Yale denied the allegation, calling it "meritless" and "hasty." The findings, detailed in a letter to the college's attorneys Thursday, mark the latest action by the Trump administration aimed at rooting out discrimination in the college application process, following complaints from students about the process at some Ivy League colleges. The Justice Department had previously filed court papers siding with Asian American groups who had levied similar allegations against Harvard University. The two-year investigation concluded that Yale "rejects scores of Asian American and White applicants each year based on their race, whom it otherwise...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday. Yale denied the allegation, calling it “meritless” and “hasty.” The findings detailed in a letter to the college’s attorneys Thursday mark the latest action by the Trump administration aimed at rooting out discrimination in the college application process, following complaints from students about the application process at some Ivy League colleges. The Justice Department had previously filed court papers siding with Asian American groups who had levied similar allegations against Harvard University. The two-year investigation concluded that Yale “rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on...
    Yale University illegally discriminates against Asian American and White applicants during the admissions process, the Department of Justice said Thursday following an investigation. The DOJ informed Yale in a letter from Civil Rights Division official Eric Drieband that it reached the conclusion after a two-year investigation triggered by a complaint from Asian American groups. YALE PRESIDENT REPORTEDLY NOT CONSIDERING NAME CHANGE DESPITE DESPITE NAMESAKE'S TIES TO SLAVE TRADE "Yale grants substantial, and often determinative, preferences based on race to certain racially-favored applicants and relatively and significantly disfavors other applicants because of their race," said Drieband in the letter. "Yale’s race discrimination imposes undue and unlawful penalties on racially-disfavored applicants, including in particular Asian American and White applicants." As...
    WASHINGTON D.C. (WABC) -- A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday.Yale denied the allegation, calling it "meritless" and "hasty."The findings detailed in a letter to the college's attorneys Thursday mark the latest action by the Trump administration aimed at rooting out discrimination in the college application process, following complaints from students about the application process at some Ivy League colleges. The Justice Department had previously filed court papers siding with Asian American groups who had levied similar allegations against Harvard University.The two-year investigation concluded that Yale "rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race,...
    A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University illegally discriminated against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said.  The findings detailed in a letter to the college's attorneys on Thursday mark the latest action by the Trump administration aimed at rooting out discrimination in the college application process, following complaints from students at some Ivy League schools.  The two-year investigation concluded that Yale 'rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race, whom it otherwise would admit,' the Justice Department said.  The investigation stemmed from a 2016 complaint against Yale, Brown and Dartmouth. A two-year investigation by the Department of Justice found Yale University (pictured) discriminated against...
    The Justice Department has concluded Yale University illegally discriminates against Asian-American and white undergraduate applicants, threatening to sue the school if it doesn’t end all of its race-based admissions decisions. “There is no such thing as a nice form of race discrimination,” Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division said. “Unlawfully dividing Americans into racial and ethnic blocs fosters stereotypes, bitterness, and division. It is past time for American institutions to recognize that all people should be treated with decency and respect and without unlawful regard to the color of their skin. In 1890, Frederick Douglass explained that the ‘business of government is to hold its broad shield over all and to see that every American...
    The Trump administration on Thursday accused Yale University of illegally discriminating against white and Asian American applicants and threatened to file a civil rights lawsuit against the school if it refused to change its admissions practices. The Department of Justice (DOJ) sent a letter to the university's attorneys stating that "Yale’s oversized use of race favors some applicants because of their race and correspondingly disfavors other applicants because of their race, with most Asian American and White applicants unduly bearing the brunt of the preferences Yale grants to its racially-preferred applicants." "Yale grants racial and national origin preferences in favor of African American, Hispanic, and certain other applicants and disfavors most Asian American and White applicants," wrote Eric Dreiband, assistant attorney general for the DOJ's Civil...
    7A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday. Yale denied the allegation, calling it “meritless” and “hasty.” The findings detailed in a letter to the college’s attorneys Thursday mark the latest action by the Trump administration aimed at rooting out discrimination in the college application process, following complaints from students about the application process at some Ivy League colleges. The Justice Department had previously filed court papers siding with Asian American groups who had levied similar allegations against Harvard University. The two-year investigation concluded that Yale “rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race, whom...
    A Justice Department investigation has found that Yale University illegally discriminated against Asian American and white applicants and violated the 1964 Civil Rights Act while receiving millions in taxpayer funding. Following a two-year investigation, the Justice Department notified Yale of the violations of Title VI, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs that receive taxpayer money, a statement said Thursday. INBOX: DOJ Finds Yale Illegally Disciminates against Asians and Whites in Undergraduate Admissions in Violation of Federal Civil-Rights Law. Department threatens suit without changes within two weeks. https://t.co/n73kO56gm3 — Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) August 13, 2020 The probe revealed that Yale, which is among the country’s most selective and prestigious universities, discriminated against...
    WASHINGTON -- A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday.The findings detailed in a letter to the college's attorneys Thursday mark the latest action by the Trump administration aimed at rooting out discrimination in the college application process, following complaints from students about the application process at some Ivy League colleges.The two-year investigation concluded that Yale "rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race, whom it otherwise would admit," the Justice Department said. The investigation stemmed from a 2016 complaint against Yale, Brown and Dartmouth."Yale's race discrimination imposes undue and unlawful penalties on racially-disfavored applicants,...
    By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday. The findings detailed in a letter to the college’s attorneys Thursday mark the latest action by the Trump administration aimed at rooting out discrimination in the college application process, following complaints from students about the application process at some Ivy League colleges. The two-year investigation concluded that Yale “rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race, whom it otherwise would admit,” the Justice Department said. The investigation stemmed from a 2016 complaint against Yale, Brown and Dartmouth. “Yale’s race...
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday. The findings detailed in a letter to the college’s attorneys Thursday mark the latest action by the Trump administration aimed at rooting out discrimination in the college application process, following complaints from students about the application process at some Ivy League colleges. The two-year investigation concluded that Yale “rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race, whom it otherwise would admit,” the Justice Department said. The investigation stemmed from a 2016 complaint against Yale, Brown and Dartmouth. “Yale’s race discrimination imposes undue and...
    The high-tech CEO whose racist tirade against Asian-American diners at a Carmel Valley restaurant last week went viral has left his position at San Francisco-based Solid8, he confirmed in a statement. British-born Michael Lofthouse, 37, said that he resigned as chief executive of the cloud transformation consultancy startup. “I will make it my duty to ensure my personal actions do not continue to have a detrimental impact on those people closest to me,” he said in a statement released to Fox Business and other news media. “I have once again begun my journey back to sobriety and have enrolled in an anti-racist program with immediate effect. My comments towards the families involved were racist, hurtful and deeply inappropriate. The reactions...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — More than 800 anti-Asian American hate incidents related to COVID-19 were reported across in California over the three months between March and June, according to advocacy groups that compile the data. The incidents include physical attacks, verbal assaults, workplace discrimination and online harassment. The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council and Chinese for Affirmative Action launched a hate incident reporting website on March 19 when the coronavirus was becoming widespread across the U.S. and the media began reporting violent incidents targeting Asian-Americans. The online tool is available in multiple languages and allows users to report the information with the promise that personal information will be kept confidential. On Wednesday, the advocacy groups released an analysis...
    More than 2,100 anti-Asian American hate incidents related to COVID-19 were reported across the country over a three-month time span between March and June, according to advocacy groups that compile the data. The incidents include physical attacks, verbal assaults, workplace discrimination and online harassment.    Asian Americans see racism, discrimination amid coronavirus panic The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council and Chinese for Affirmative Action launched a hate incident reporting website on March 19 when the coronavirus was becoming widespread across the U.S. and the media began reporting violent incidents targeting Asian-Americans. The online tool is available in multiple languages and allows users to report the information with the promise that personal information will be kept confidential. On Wednesday, the...