January 03, 2019

(WATCH) John Stossel: End Racial Preferences at Colleges?

Rebel Staff

Asian Americans are suing Harvard for illegally discriminating against them.

The lawsuit forced Harvard to release admissions data which reveal that admitted Asian applicants score 22 points higher on the SAT than whites and 63 points higher than blacks.

Harvard admits to using race as a factor in admissions for the sake of diversity. But the school says it does so without any hard quotas or race-based points system -- that they merely consider it informally. Past Supreme Courts have allowed that.

But the Asians suing Harvard argue that the university gives them artificially low personality ratings to keep their admissions rate down. They say Harvard treats Asian Americans as "boring little grade grubbers."

Harvard's data show that a typical Asian applicant is less than half as likely to get a good personality rating in Harvard's admissions process than a typical black applicant.

Lee Cheng of the Asian American Legal Foundation says the data show clear, systematic discrimination based on race.

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commented 2019-01-03 16:22:00 -0500
As we all know Whites were discriminated against for decades, and Blacks took our place at Universities despite a lower score. If Whites threatened to go to Court about it, they were laughed at.
All of a sudden Asians have it happen to them and they get the Court’s full attention. Even the Supreme Court has time for the Asian’s case.
What’s wrong with the White People ?, We are being treated as if we have green skin.
commented 2019-01-03 14:23:19 -0500
People who score higher on personality, can’t seem to ever build a functioning society.
commented 2019-01-03 12:08:58 -0500
In the 1970s and 1980s, it was pretty well known at McGill that Jewish students had to achieve a much higher standard in the Management faculty to get the same grade non-Jewish students received. If your work was at the same level as others, your grade was lower.

McConnell, a contributor to McGill (engineering buildings, et cetera) was rumoured to say that if Bronfman paid for facilities at McGill he would pull out all his money from the school. Shortly after his death McGill announced the construction of the Samuel Bronfman Building.

It was very difficult for Jews to get into McGill at one time, and into Montreal’s French language universities. When admitted, many departments made it, shall we say, difficult.

One McGill department began admitting students with a background from Muslim nations, and seemed to begin hiring professors with that same background. As this was happening, fewer and fewer Jews were admitted to that department. Concordia in the 1970s and 80s was nicknamed “Little Beirut”, maybe still is. The administration turned a blind eye to the blatant anti-Semitism on campus, just as is at the University de Montreal. Jews moved and went to schools in Toronto and other cities.

Yes, there may not be stated discrimination at universities, but lets face it, universities are a world unto themselves and when they look into the mirror they just don’t see themselves for what why are.