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You'd really have to ask someone who works in admissions to answer this off the record because they're the only ones who know for sure, but a little birdie once told me that the primary reason is that Asian alumni don't donate generously.11
I thought they only discriminated against white people.0
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Because they have an idea that their classes should have a certain percentage of people of each ethnicity, rather than being meritocratic. Want to be fair? Make admission blind- no names, no places, no information that'd let you identify their demographic characteristics. Just give the application a number and go off that.
But the results tend to be... politically unacceptable.10
I was honestly uncertain of this , I didn't know that they discriminated against East Asians.3
Oh, so it’s not true that some of them throw away the daughters when they are born? Why is that a joke then?0
Women are more racist than men in speed dating, and find Asian men least physically attractive1
Because the PC culture is the real racist problem.0
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Looking through their goals for admittance, it appears that they are trying to be politically correct by increasing the quantity of African Americans coming from poverty. They manipulated the requirement for Asians to have to score up to 450 points higher on the SAT than African Americans to get it. The majority of Asians who applied there had just as good of scores as other people who qualified. Its just a bad example of a school that says they want diversity, but yet they segregate people by the quantity of each color and manipulate the requirements to be politically correct. The only way I see fairness in this example is by having students apply by a numbering system that does not give them any data on the race, that does not use names, since names often are traceable to nationality, and set the same requirements for everyone. Scoring should not be manipulated, it would be better to have free online study material and resources to allow people solutions to fight poverty, someone who scores low on the SAT may struggle in college, its better to have programs for learning development and growth than to bypass and set lower standards otherwise longterm the quality of the learning will degrade
I really wonder what the long term effects will be for African Americans who score lower, it just seems like a rough uphill battle to get through the day to day courses based on those standards. The motive sounds like opportunities to get better life outcomes, but sending someone on a marathon without conditioning requires high quality coaches who can be there to train them and help them grow and succeed.