In my blog on affirmative action (June 26, 2016)
I observed that there exists an Asian quota in college admissions (affecting Asian-American students, that is), similar to a Jewish quota in college admissions that once existed.
It is an insidious and unfair that college admission officers won’t acknowledge or admit to — they deny the very existence of such policies or practices. It’s something akin, if I may paraphrase from Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, to saying: “all applicants are equal, but some applicants are more equal than others.”
Listed below are some recent articles in the subject, in order of publication, most recent first.
— Roger W. Smith
June 2016 (updated January 2017)
Roger W. Smith, email to a friend, January 30, 2017:
I noticed an article in today’s Times:
“White Students’ Unfair Advantage in Admissions,” by Andrew Lam, The New York Times, January 30, 2017
which I feel is excellent and makes sound, substantiated points.
I am sharing it with you because a few months ago, we were discussing Asian American quotas in college admissions. At the time, you said that you were not aware that it was a problem or that this type of discrimination existed.
At that time, I said to you I was against affirmative action, which I feel is reverse discrimination. We kind of agreed to disagree.
For a long time, I debated with myself about affirmative action and wasn’t sure what I thought. I believe I was initially for it.
articles re the Asian-American quota:
Are elite colleges biased against Asian Americans?
May 25, 2016
Why are so many Asian Americans missing out on Ivy League schools?
May 24, 2015
Asian Groups Target Ivy League For Racial Discrimination
The Daily Caller
May 22, 2016
Fewer Asians Need Apply
The model minority is losing patience
October 3, 2015
Former Ivy League admissions dean reveals why highly qualified Asian-American students often get rejected
Business Insider (businessinsider.com)
June 10, 2015
To get into elite colleges, some advised to ‘appear less Asian’
June 1, 2015
Asian Americans Deserve Better in Ivy League Admissions
The Huffington Post
May 28, 2015
Harvard’s odd quota on Asian-Americans
May 23, 2015
Harvard discriminates against Asians as it once did to Jews
New York Post
May 19, 2015
Asian American groups file racial quotas complaint against Harvard University
May 16, 2015
For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions
Los Angeles Times
February 21, 2015
How to Beat the Asian Quota at Elite U.S. Colleges
September 25, 2014
Statistics Indicate an Ivy League Asian Quota
New York Times
December 3, 2013
Is the Ivy League Fair to Asian Americans?
December 21, 2012
Asians: Too Smart for Their Own Good?
New York Times
December 19, 2012
The Myth of American Meritocracy
The American Conservative
November 28, 2012
“White Students’ Unfair Advantage in Admissions” (op ed)
The New York Times
January 30, 2017