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Appeals court clears Harvard University of racial bias in admissions

A federal appeals in court upheld a district court decision clearing Harvard University of intentional discrimination against Asian American applicants.

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A federal appeals in court upheld a district court decision clearing of intentional discrimination against Asian American applicants.

A two-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston rejected claims from an anti-affirmative action group that accuses the Ivy League university of imposing a racial penalty on Asian Americans.

The decision delivers a blow to the group, Students for Fair Admissions, and moves the case a step closer to a possible review by the Supreme Court.

The group's 2014 lawsuit alleges that Harvard's admissions officers use a subjective personal rating to discriminate against Asian Americans who apply to the school.

Harvard denies any discrimination.

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First Published: Thu, November 12 2020. 21:04 IST
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