After two years of investigation, the U.S. Department of JusticecognizanceYale University discriminated against Asians and whites in its undergraduate admission procedures, which violated the civil rights act of 1964. The U.S. Department of Justice said Yale would sue Yale if it did not take "remedial" measures. Yale denied the charge.
Report of the Ministry of Justicepoint outAlthough the Supreme Court held that federally funded universities could consider the applicant's ethnic background "in certain limited circumstances," Yale University's use of racial background is completely unrestricted.
Yale University considers race in many steps of the admission process, which results in the amplification of racial influence in the admission decision
Yale said the Department of justice had reached a conclusion before it provided enough information to show that its practices were in line with the Supreme Court's jurisprudence.
Yale said many factors were taken into account in the admissions process and said "it will not change its admissions process based on such ruthless and hasty accusations.".