U.S. Accuses UCLA of Bias Against Asian Americans

Department says 5 were denied entry to graduate math program

Washington, D.C. -- The Education Department said last week that the University of California at Los Angeles had violated the civil rights of Asian Americans who applied to its graduate program in mathematics.

The announcement marked the first time a federal agency had determined that Asian-American students as a group had suffered illegal discrimination in higher education. Asian-American leaders, who for the past five years had been calling for federal action against alleged