Black and Latino groups filed a civil rights complaint against Harvard, challenging the university’s legacy admissions policy for favoring white people.
The civil rights groups claim Harvard overwhelmingly favors white children of alumni.
The activists are seeking to end Harvard’s legacy and donor admissions program at Harvard.
The civil rights lawsuit comes just days after the US Supreme Court struck down affirmative action policies at Harvard and the University of North Carolina.
The conservative justices said the race-based affirmative action policies violated the equal protection clause of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment.
Three civil rights groups filed a complaint against Harvard on Monday, claiming its preferential policy for undergraduate applicants with family ties to the elite school overwhelmingly benefits white students, days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down its race-conscious admissions policies.
The groups filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education claiming that Harvard’s preferences for “legacy” applicants violates a federal law banning race discrimination for programs that receive federal funds, as virtually all U.S. colleges and universities do.
Source: The Gateway Pundit