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Mar 16, 2021 | In The News

Republican members of Congress are calling for the president of Yale University to testify at this week’s hearing on discrimination against Asian Americans, with the GOP contending that the alleged discriminatory admissions policies by top U.S. colleges need to be part of the discussion.

The Democrat-led House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties is slated to hold a hearing to examine violence and discrimination against Asian Americans on Thursday morning, and four GOP members said the hearing should also examine how colleges treat Asian American applicants.

“Racially motivated violence and discrimination against Asian Americans is wrong, plain and simple,” the GOP letter obtained by the Washington Examiner said. “As the Subcommittee convenes this hearing, it must also consider the serious allegations that our nation’s elite universities discriminate against Asian Americans in the universities’ admissions processes. We therefore request that you also ask the President of Yale University to testify so that the Subcommittee Members may examine to what extent Yale’s admissions processes discriminate against Asian Americans.”

The letter was signed by Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Mike Johnson, ranking member on the subcommittee, and Reps. Michelle Steel and Young Kim, both newly elected, South Korean-born congresswomen representing parts of Orange County, California. It was sent to Democratic House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler and the head of the subcommittee, Rep. Steve Cohen, on Tuesday.


The Washington Examiner

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