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Comments Made by Princeton Admissions Officers Add Fuel to Affirmative Action Debate

posted by Randall

PrincetonDocuments made public by Buzzfeed through the Freedom of Information Act may give a boost to the argument that Asian Americans face discrimination in admissions.

The documents reveal comments made by admissions officers on applications to Princeton from Asian American applicants.

Common comments included “very familiar profiles,” “standard premeds,” or “difficult to pluck out.”

The … Read more

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Mar 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Likely Lawsuit to Allege UT Austin Discriminates Against Asian Americans

Likely Lawsuit to Allege UT Austin Discriminates Against Asian Americans

posted by Randall

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Austin

The same anti-affirmative group that twice went to the U.S. Supreme Court to sue the University of Texas, Austin, for discrimination is laying the groundwork for a third lawsuit.
 
My Statesman reports Students for Fair Admissions is recruiting students who feel they were unfairly rejected for a possible case.… Read more

Blogs

Jan 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

posted by Randall

2016

By Ed Diokno
 
It would be easy to describe the year as an awful year with the highlight – or, lowlight, depending on your point of view – being the election of Donald Trump.
 
But something was happening among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that might make 2016 a year to relish. The … Read more

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Dec 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Students Join Effort to Protect Affirmative Action at Harvard

Asian American Students Join Effort to Protect Affirmative Action at Harvard

posted by Randall
Jason Fong


 
Jason Fong at a news conference to speak out in favor of affirmative action

Two Asian American students have joined Harvard in its effort to defend the schools affirmative action program for underrepresented students.

Both students are from Southern California and are current applicants to Harvard.

“Asian students and other students of color have to … Read more

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Oct 28, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Daily Princetonian: Anti-Affirmative Action Lawsuit Is Aimed at Princeton

Daily Princetonian: Anti-Affirmative Action Lawsuit Is Aimed at Princeton

posted by Randall

PrincetonThe latest in a seemingly never ending barrage of anti-affirmative action lawsuits has been filed by Edward Blum and his group Students for Fair Admissions, reports the  Daily Princetonian.
 
The group is challenging the results of a federal investigation that determined there was no evidence that Princeton engaged in racial discrimination in it admissions … Read more

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Oct 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Harvard Magazine: Campus Forced to Turn Over Admissions Data in Anti-Affirmative Action Case

Harvard Magazine: Campus Forced to Turn Over Admissions Data in Anti-Affirmative Action Case

posted by Randall
Harvard Business School

By HBS1908 –    Wikimedia Commons.

Harvard University is reluctantly turning over records of thousands of rejected applicants in a case filed by a group alleging discrimination against Asian Americans, reports Harvard Magazine.

Students whose records will be turned over will be receiving notices from the campus informing them of their options if they object … Read more

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Sep 27, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Perspectives on Clinton-Trump Debate

Asian American Perspectives on Clinton-Trump Debate

posted by Randall

Clinton-Trump Debate 1By Ed Diokno

It was an unusual Presidential debate – to say the least – between Sec. Hillary Clinton and real estate magnate Donald Trump.

Early polls taken immediately after the debate at Hofstra University, showed that the Democratic candidate crushed the GOP presidential bet. It was clear that Clinton was better prepared and Trump’s … Read more

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Sep 10, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Crimson: Harvard Must Release Admissions Data in Anti-Affirmative Action Case

Crimson: Harvard Must Release Admissions Data in Anti-Affirmative Action Case

posted by Randall

HarvardAn anti-affirmative action group has won a court order mandating that Harvard release six years of data from its admissions process, reports the Harvard Crimson.

The ruling requested by Students for Fair Admissions stems from a 2014 lawsuit accusing Harvard of discriminating against Asian Americans through a quota system.

The data will include admissions application … Read more

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Sep 7, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: The Uncertain Future of Race & Politics

Blog: The Uncertain Future of Race & Politics

posted by Randall
Race in AmericaBy Ed Diokno

 

It has almost been a year since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the President of the U.S. The country has not been the same ever since. Even if the businessman/showman doesn’t win, he’s already done enough damage to the U.S. that will take years to recover.

 

I know my … Read more

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Most Asian Americans Support Affirmative Action

posted by Randall

affirmative actionBy Ed Diokno

Are Asian Americans being discriminated against by some Ivy League colleges? As a person of color, I just assume discrimination, bigotry, racial bias and stereotyping as just a part of life here in the United States of America. So yeah, I believe some Asian Americans are being victimized by the admissions process … Read more

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