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Justice Department Finds Yale Racially Discriminates

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Yale Universityby Mike Gonzalez, The Daily Signal

he Trump administration’s Justice Department just took an important step in enforcing the Constitution when it concluded, after a two-year investigation, that Yale University illegally discriminates against Asian and white Americans through its admissions process.

This finding alone won’t solve all the problems we have created through racial preferences, but it starts us down the right path.

The Justice Department announced Thursday following the probe by its Civil Rights Division that Yale’s undergraduate admissions process is “in violation of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.”

The DOJ announcement did not mention that discrimination based on race in admissions, hiring, housing, etc., also violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment. It eventually will be up to the Supreme Court to reverse some of its prior misguided rulings that race can be used as a factor in these actions.

In the meantime, we get a breath of fresh air in Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband’s comment: “Unlawfully dividing Americans into racial and ethnic blocs fosters stereotypes, bitterness, and division.”

We also agree with him when he says, “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.”

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