Rep. Royce and Colleagues Send Letter to Federal Government on Asian American Complaint Against Harvard University

Press Release

By: Ed Royce
By: Ed Royce
Date: June 22, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

Today, U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Dan Donovan (R-N.Y.), Glenn Grothmann (R-Wisc.), Pete Olson (R-Texas), and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice concerning the recent complaint filed by over 60 Asian-American groups against Harvard University alleging discrimination against Asian American applicants.

"Being Asian American should not be an obstacle to receiving a top university education. It's sad I have to make that clear in 2015. We should be encouraging and inspiring our children to excel, not telling them their academic performance and merits are less important than their ethnicity," said Rep. Royce. "I look forward to a timely response to my inquiry."