Posted on September 11, 2023

Anti-Affirmative-Action Group Drops Lawsuit against Yale as University Revamps Entry Rules

Ari Blaff, National Review, September 9, 2023

The anti–-ffirmative-action group, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), ended its lawsuit against Yale University after the school revamped its admission policies removing race-conscious priorities.

“Yale has agreed to policies they should have done a long time ago,” Kenny Xu, an SFFA board member who is running for Congress in North Carolina, told National Review. “It is absurd that race was ever used or considered to classify, delineate, and discriminate between applicants in the first place.”

The move comes after the Supreme Court ruled in late June in favor of SFFA that race-conscious admission policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, were unconstitutional.


On Thursday, Yale and SFFA entered into a “joint stipulation” to voluntarily dismiss the case in light of the university’s agreement to overhaul its admissions process in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling.


Among the changes Yale agreed to update include, introducing new “technological steps” to ensure demographic data related to race and ethnicity is firewalled from admission decisions and remove race as a factor in financial aid considerations.