Monday, November 13, 2017

Title VI invoked by DOJ to Investigate Harvard admissions

See how violation of Title VI will impact Harvard

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                        DOJ's Letter to President S. B. Woo, 80-20 EF

      John M. Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General, wrote me on Nov. 1, 2017 stating that DOJ " . . . is committed to ... robust enforcement of of federal prohibition on discrimination in education. ... for enforcement, among other laws, .... of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ...."  (emphasis added)  Mr. More was referring to a complaint filed by AACE against Harvard in May, 2015.

                                        What is Title VI?

       Title VI is to prevent discrimination by government agencies that receive federal funds. If an agency is found in violation of Title VI, that agency may lose its federal funding.  

                        How Title VI Could Impact Harvard?

    Harvard could lose $550.5 million of total federal funds it has received 
just this year. 
                     Two Examples of How Effective Title VI Is

1) Title VI is often credited for achieving a significant desegregation victory in Mississippi during the civil rights movement of decades ago. According to some legal scholars, the court decisions didn't have a big practical impact. It was only when schools started getting big federal money AND the threat of losing it by remaining segregated that they really started to integrate.

2) See the 5th of the 6 comments posted on Harvard's Crimson editorial, 
on Oct. 11, 2017, by law professor Mark Pickrell, Vanderbilt Univ.  He is a 
Harvard alumnus.

"I've always thought it weird that Harvard has touted its  "race-
conscious" admissions policies in light of the language of Title VI and the Supreme Court's decision in Bakke." - Mark Pickrell

      Does the Harvard Faculty Have a Role In Harvard's Governance?

     If indeed Harvard is found to be in violation of Title VI, will Harvard professors be unduly punished on account of Harvard's "race-conscious" admissions?  Does the Harvard faculty have any role in the governance of Harvard?  It's hard not to wonder, given the faculty's deafening silence.   

     Is there any individual or collective curiosity to see if a small, powerless minority like the Asian Americans have been stepped on, just like the Jews of 75 years ago?  Please read "UGLY facts on discrimination against Asian American youth."


S. B. Woo 

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