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On Monday, the trial begins in the Harvard admissions discrimination case.

Students For Fair Admissions is suing Harvard, charging that the admissions process discriminates against Asian-American applicants. Harvard insists they have the legal right to assemble a diverse class and that race is just one of a number of factors they consider when making admissions decisions.

Two minority Harvard students give us a sense of how this lawsuit is affecting life on campus and where students stand on the issues at play.

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Julie Chung, undergraduate student at Harvard and co-chair of the Pan-Asian Council. She wrote an op-ed titled "Students for Fair Admissions And Harvard Both Got It Wrong." She tweets @julie_chung.

Amber Ashley James, law and business student at Harvard, who lives and works with undergraduate students. She is also a member of the Black Law Student Association. She also attended Harvard as an undergrad, graduating in 2011.

This segment aired on October 11, 2018.

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