NRI groups allege discrimination by 3 prestigious US institutes

NRI groups allege discrimination by 3 prestigious US institutes pardesi news 1465290245

The complaint has been brought against the three US institutes for maintaining the lowest admission rates for Asian-American students, even destroying the records.

A complaint has been filed against Yale, Brown University and Dartmouth College by the NRI consortium including the American Society of Engineers of National Capital Chapter and the Global Organization of Los Angeles Chapter joined the other groups and had the complaint filed by the Asian-American Coalition for Education (AACE) with the US Departments of Education and Justice. The prestigious Yale University and two other Ivy League institutions have been alleged of discriminating against students from the community on racial grounds. This has sought a probe into the admission practices by a coalition of more than 130 Asian-American organisations, including two Indian-American groups.  

The complaint says the 3 institutions discriminate against Asian American applicants, and participate in a covert insidious scheme to enforce face-based quotas in college admissions, which is in violation of the US Constitution. The complaint blames the 3 institutes for “Unlawful discrimination against Asian-American applicants to their colleges and for participating in a covert and insidious scheme to enforce race-based quotas in college admissions in violation of the US Constitution the three institutes were accused of engaging in it”.

The complaint has been brought against the three Colleges because they have maintained the lowest admission rates for Asian-American students, particularly Yale, which allegedly maintains a low admission rate for Asian-American applicants, but also engages in destroying admissions records at its law school.

A racial discrimination complaint was not filed against a reputed institute for the first time, a 2012 complaint filed by an Indian-American student against Harvard and Princeton, other elite institutions and League colleges are accountable for their unlawful discrimination against Asian-American applicants. A similar complaint was also filed last year against Harvard University in May, for discriminating against Asian-American applicants in the admission process and unfairly renouncing well-qualified students.

 The groups also claims that the percentage of Asian-Americans at Yale and most other Ivy League colleges has declined because of ‘negative stereotyping coupled with racial quotas and caps, maintained by racially differentiated standards for admission’.

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