The Uncomfortable Truth About Affirmative Action and Asian-Americans

By August 16

The New Yorker, 8/10/17

Since the nineties, the share of Asians in Harvard’s freshman class has remained stable, while the percentage of Asians in the U.S. population has more than doubled. A lawsuit was filed in Massachusetts in 2014 that claimed Harvard University’s undergraduate-admissions practices unlawfully discriminate against Asians. One officer said “certain of its Asian students weren’t admitted”, because “so many” of them “looked just like” each other on paper.

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