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[jeremy lin effect]Asian groups file federal complaint against Harvard over admission practices

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  1. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/05/1...int-against-harvard-over-admission-practices/

    Asian groups file federal complaint against Harvard over admission practices

     
  2. Dairy Ashford

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    I would have expected to see Ward Connerly's name attached to alot more of this. I guess we're going on twenty years since Hopwood started the contemporary wave of suits.
     
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    And of course as soon as Harvard is 100% Asian, no Asian will want to go. Lol.
     
  4. Mr. Clutch

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    Jeremy Lin and Ryan Fitzpatrick.
     
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    Interesting...
     
  6. langal

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    This is a by-product of affirmative action.

    Spots at Harvard are a scarce resource so someone has to give up something. And Asians are often unfairly categorized as meek bookworms who are not "well-rounded".

    I would rather see this :

    "who said they'd rather universities use income rather than race in affirmative action policies"

    than race-based admissions process. End result would largely remain the same as blacks/latinos are generally poorer. But the hard-working Asian immigrants who push their kids to study hard won't be penalized at least. A case can actually be made that a poor student is more qualified than a rich student with comparable grades and scores. I don't see how a case can be made that blacks/whites/latinos are automatically more "qualified" than an Asian with comparable grades.
     
  7. Kim

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    I've come across many studies showing Asians getting the shaft on ivy league admissions over the last 20 years with respect to test scores...just too lazy to post them, lol.
    <-atypical Asian here
     
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    how did @tinman miss this? probably deserves its own thread

     
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