PragerU Calls Out Harvard University's Racism in New Video

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Posted: Feb 28, 2019 3:30 PM
PragerU Calls Out Harvard University's Racism in New Video

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One of the nation's top Ivy League schools seems to have a racism problem, but both the academic world and most of the country have known for some time.

In November of 2017, Lauretta reported that the Department of Justice was investigating Harvard University for its affirmative action policies. At the time, the DOJ wrote two letters to the school stating it was conducting a probe under "Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 due to reports that the school has been using race as a deciding factor in admissions."

In a new video for Prager University, Lee Cheng of the Asian American Legal Foundation reveals how investigators found, "after millions of dollars in legal fees, millions of records examined, and hundreds of hours of depositions and testimony," that Harvard University discriminates, not against Latino, Black, or Jewish applicants, but Asian-Americans.

"Can you imagine, in this day and age, an educational institution discriminating against a racial minority?" Cheng asks, before explaining how Harvard University admits students -- the school has a racial quota for Asian-Americans -- and how Asian-Americans would make up a larger percentage of Harvard's student body if it were not for the institution's racist admissions policies.

As Cheng explains, Harvard University has three main criteria it considers when admitting new students: academics, extracurricular activities, and personal qualities.

"That's fine as far as that goes if the criteria were applied fairly. But they're not," Cheng explains.

In the first two criteria, "which can be objectively assessed," Asian-Americans consistently score higher than Whites, Latinos, and African-Americans.

"So how does Harvard justify its Asian-American quota? Category three," Cheng continues.

Cheng then presents a troubling statistic. In 2013, Asian-Americans comprised 19 percent of Harvard's incoming freshman class. But if it weren't for Harvard's discriminatory policies and its rigging of the personality factors category, according to Harvard's own Office of Institutional Research, that number would jump to 43 percent.

To learn more about Harvard's discriminatory policies against Asian-Americans, watch Prager University's full video below.