Harvard University in 2017 new students, non-white ethnic more than half. This is the first time in the history of this world famous university 380 years.
British Broadcasting Corporation reported on the 3rd, Harvard University in the latest enrollment of students, 50.8% is not white. Among them, 22.2% were Asian students, 14.6% and 11.6% were African and Latino, and the rest were Native American and Pacific Islanders.
Harvard University last year to recruit new students, non-white ratio of 47.3%. According to the US Cable News Network, Harvard University in the past two years, the number of non-white enrollment growth caused no small concern, and even lead to white students "reverse discrimination" controversy.
The New York Times reported on Monday that the US Department of Justice has determined that certain universities are "favoring" non-white students through the "equal rights" enrollment policy in the course of admission to prepare for litigation against these institutions. An internal memorandum of the Civil Rights Division of the Ministry of Justice will be used as evidence of legal proceedings.
However, the Ministry of Justice insists that there is no plan to investigate whether there is a situation in the United States based on racial enrollment, the "New York Times" reported that the document is actually an Asian group filed a complaint in 2015.
The allegations that some of the Ivy League schools, including Harvard University, through the "Affirmative Act", increase minority quotas based on race rather than academic performance, resulting in many outstanding Asian students being shut out The
The rise of the civil rights movement of the 1960s in the United States gave birth to a series of "affirmative action" to take care of ethnic minorities in university enrollment and government recruitment to eliminate social inequality from previous racial discrimination.
However, some schools are hard to prescribe the proportion of students who recruit an ethnic group and lead to "reverse discrimination". To this end, the Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that the Affirmative Act was lawful only if the number of ethnic admissions did not provide for a fixed "quota", but allowed the school to take the race as part of the "overall consideration of the applicant".
In the face of the controversy over the high proportion of non-white students, Harvard spokeswoman Rachel Dana said Harvard is committed to receiving students from different classes.
"To be the leader of a diverse society, students have the ability to work with people with different backgrounds, different experiences of life, and different perspectives," she says. "Harvard University sees each applicant as a complete individual , We will measure a variety of factors, which is consistent with the ruling of the Supreme Court. "