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A coalition of advocacy organizations are accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American students.

In a 50-page complaint, 65¬†groups¬†‚ÄĒincluding the Asian American Legal Foundation, the Chinese American Equalization Association and United Asian Americans for Activism ‚ÄĒ ask the Education and Justice Departments to investigate what they say are examples of Asian-American students being "unfairly rejected" from the school because of their race.

The specifics? Here are five claims from the report:

Claim #1: Asian-American students must outscore other students to gain admission to elite universities.


Claim #2: Asian-American students are unfairly stereotyped as quiet and shy.

Claim #3: And told they all "look the same on paper."


Claim #4: Asian-American children face stress, even a sense that they've done something wrong, because they are often advised to withhold their race when applying.

Claim #5: Race-based admissions hurt poor students, who are the "ones who truly need help."


Harvard has denied any wrongdoing, saying a statement that it will "vigorously defend the right" to create a diverse class.

Emily DeRuy is a Washington, D.C.-based associate editor, covering education, reproductive rights, and inequality. A San Francisco native, she enjoys Giants baseball and misses Philz terribly.