November 14 According to Reuters reported in Boston, United States on November 12, a U.S. Court of Appeals announced on Thursday that it supported Harvard University’s approach to consider racial factors in undergraduate enrollment and rejected the affirmative action. challenge. These opponents say the admissions policy of this Ivy League school discriminates against Asian Americans.
The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston made this decision. Opponents said they would appeal to the Supreme Court. Legal experts believe that conservatives have a 6 to 3 advantage in the Supreme Court and can use this case to end the practice of considering racial factors in higher education enrollment for more than 40 years.
According to the report, the Boston Court of Appeal rejected the request of the “Student Support Fair Admissions” organization (SFFA). This non-profit organization was founded by Edward Bloom, an activist against the affirmative act, and is supported by the US government led by Republican President Donald Trump.
SFFA said that Harvard University’s policy of “racial balance” that is not allowed has made it easier for African-American and Hispanic students to qualify for admission, and that racial factors are used unscrupulously.
The organization stated that this violated the content under “Title 6” of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (in any project or activity funded by federal funds, no one may be affected by factors such as race, color, or country of origin. Deprived of the right to participate in activities or enjoy the benefits due, and should not be discriminated in any other way-this net note), and schools must abide by these contents in order to obtain federal funding.
The report pointed out that, however, the U.S. Circuit Judge Sandra Lynch said that Harvard University’s use of the “racial balance” policy is not “to the extent that it is not allowed,” on the contrary, it is “meaningful” because it prevents diversity.化 is weakened.
She said: “Harvard University’s racial-related admissions program ensures that it can continue to benefit from diversity.”
The report also said that Harvard University President Lawrence Bako said that Harvard will continue to defend its admissions practices. He said in a statement: “We want to create a group of students, so that every student receives a more colorful education, and considering race and other factors will help us achieve this goal.”
Lynch said that Harvard’s admissions process and the principle that applicants need to obtain the approval of a 40-member committee to be admitted, essentially “offset any risk of bias.”