AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AT HARVARD

Document Fight Slows Inquiry of Affirmative Action at Harvard

The dispute centers on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which bars racial discrimination by organizations that receive federal grants – like Harvard – and the culture-war fight over whether efforts to ensure diversity by giving an edge to members of generally disadvantaged groups, like black and Latino students, amount to discrimination against white or Asian students with otherwise comparable or higher qualifications.

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