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Asians stand to gain as Trump cancels affirmative action

Return to race-neutral college admissions ends Obama's diversity drive

Graduating students pose for a group selfie before commencement at Harvard University.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has rescinded diversity-promoting guidelines for American college admissions and will opt instead for race-blind admissions. The move will likely favor Asian-Americans amid charges that such policies have held down their enrollment in elite institutions.

A joint letter issued by the Justice and Education departments on July 3 repeals seven documents offering legal guidance for achieving racial diversity, adopted under then-President Barack Obama.

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