Asia Unhedged | America’s Ivy League schools are desperate to hide discrimination against Asians
A man walks on the campus of Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. Photo: Reuters, Steve James
A man walks on the campus of Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. Photo: Reuters, Steve James
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America’s Ivy League schools are desperate to hide discrimination against Asians

The forgotten victims of affirmative action fight for fair admissions

March 31, 2017 1:45 AM (UTC+8)

Despite the increase in Asian enrollment at schools with colorblind admissions, such as the California Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley, some Ivy League schools have conspicuously bucked the trend.

While the Asian American population has grown dramatically, elite schools which openly consider racial background during the admissions process, including Harvard and Princeton, have been accused of capping Asian admissions.

Jason Riley writes for the Wall Street Journal this week on the battle to reveal discriminatory practices through legal action, and schools’ desparate attempts to conceal unfair policies.

Riley reminds us that “Asians have long been the forgotten victims of liberal affirmative-action schemes, subject to unwritten ‘just for Asian’ admissions standards that recall the treatment of Jews in the first half of the 20th century.”

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