Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) grilled President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the nation’s next Attorney General, Merrick Garland, during Garland’s confirmation hearing on Monday over his views on racial discrimination in higher education, specifically in regards to alleged discrimination that Asian-American students have experienced at Yale University.
Cotton highlighted how the Trump administration stood up for the Asian-American students by suing the university last year.
“Based on Yale’s own data, if you look at one of its top academic categories, when you control for academic achievement, the admission rates by racial category were as follows Asian Americans 6%, white applicants 8%, Hispanics, 21% African Americans 49%,’ Cotton said. “Do you think that evidence suggests discrimination based on race in Yale’s admissions process?”
Garland responded by saying that it depends on the facts of the case and that he couldn’t answer the question because he didn’t know, an answer that he repeatedly gave throughout the day.
“So, some of that