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Should affirmative action be banned in college admissions?

Should affirmative action be banned in college admissions?


The affirmative action debate in the US is a never ending one and the latest controversy surrounds a federal court case that challenges the use of affirmative action in admissions by Harvard.

The Wall Street Journal explained the case in June of this year —

A closely watched lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American applicants is approaching a critical juncture, as court filings later this week are expected to reveal new details about how the school’s undergraduate admissions process affects different ethnic and racial groups.

Both sides are due to submit lengthy documents Friday in Boston federal court that will serve as a preview for an October bench trial, in which a federal judge will decide whether the school’s affirmative-action practices are unconstitutional or illegal under federal civil-rights law.

The lawsuit against Harvard was filed in 2014 by Students for Fair Admissions, a nonprofit whose members include Asian-American students who were denied admission to Harvard.

The plaintiffs allege Harvard intentionally discriminates against Asian

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