Federal Government Confirmed Investigation of Harvard’s Affirmative Action Policies

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The Department of Justice is investigating Harvard University over allegations of racial preferences in its affirmative action admissions policies, where Asian Americans felt they were discriminated against in the admissions process:

In its letter to the watchdog group, the Justice Department explained that the government would not be able to release documents related to the ongoing investigation since they contain “information compiled for law enforcement purposes,” the release of which “could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings.”

The official confirmation of the probe comes in the wake of a New York Times report in August that outlined the Trump administration’s intent to launch a probe into the allegedly racist school admissions policy.