For the first time in Harvard’s history, their freshman class has more minority students than white students.
While Harvard is recognized for their world-renowned academics, they made recent headlines for the racial distribution off students entering their class of 2021.
Out of the 2,056 applicants accepted, 50.8 percent identified as minorities. The percentage of African Americans accepted grew from 11.4 percent in 2016 to 14.6 percent in 2017, The Daily Mail reported Thursday.
The New York Times claimed that The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating admission policies of colleges, claiming that their commitment to affirmative action might be purposely exclusionary for white applicants. However, the U.S. Department of Justice stated that The New York Time’s report was false.
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