Sen. Ted Cruz, over 80 GOP legislators call on SCOTUS to end discrimination toward Asian American college applicants
- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) published a press release on Monday, detailing a brief that he and 84 legislators filed to the Supreme Court, calling an end to discrimination against Asian American college applicants.
- Cruz spearheaded the brief with Korean American Congresswoman Michelle Steel (R, CA-48), who has consistently denounced higher education institutions’ admission policies that factor in an applicant’s race to promote campus diversity.
- Legislators argued that “no American should be denied educational opportunities because of race,” citing the rejection of Asian American applicants due to their race by Harvard and the University of North Carolina as unconstitutional.
- The brief also included a petition to overrule “Grutter v. Bollinger,” based on the landmark case of 2003 in which White law school applicant Barbara Grutter was denied admissions from Michigan Law.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) published a press release on Monday detailing a brief that he and 84 legislators filed to the Supreme Court that calls for an end to discrimination against Asian American college applicants.
Cruz spearheaded the brief with Korean American Congresswoman Michelle Steel (R, CA-48), who has consistently denounced elite higher education institutions’ admission policies that factor in an applicant’s race to promote campus diversity.
“Fresh Off the Boat” actor Hudson Yang was just accepted into the Harvard Class of 2025 as part of the university’s early admission program.
The 17-year-old actor shared the amazing news on Twitter Friday, according to The Wrap.
Some experts have criticized the Department of Justice over its recent announcement that Yale University “illegally discriminates” against Asian American and White applicants, claiming that the move must be politically-motivated.
Last Thursday, the federal executive department released a report that accused the Ivy League institution of rejecting “scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race,” in favor of African American, Hispanic and “certain other applicants.”
Following a two-year investigation into Yale University’s undergraduate admissions process, the Department of Justice has deemed the practice to be discriminatory toward Asian and White students.
The DOJ’s findings: The investigation, which was based on a complaint by Asian American groups against Yale over its undergrad admissions process in 2016, found on Thursday that the Ivy League school violated Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
The mother of recently expelled Stanford University student Yusi ‘Molly’ Zhao has denied any wrongdoing in the family’s $6.5 million payment to the college admissions scandal ringleader, William Rick Singer.
Mrs. Zhao, the wife of Chinese pharmaceutical billionaire Tao Zhao, has claimed that the family only paid the large sum of money as they were misled into believing that it was intended for student scholarships, the LA Times reports.
Two families in China have been accused of shelling out millions of dollars in order to get their children into top U.S. schools.
According to reports, both families were the highest-paying clients of William “Rick” Singer, the alleged mastermind behind the college admissions scandal that involves dozens of wealthy parents, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman.