In the Asian discrimination lawsuit against the Harvard
President of Students for Fair Withdrawals explains why they have lodged a complaint against Harvard College for the admission policy of Asian students. #Tucker
Asian Americans consistently rated lower than other Harvard applicants on subjective categories such as “courage,” and the lower scores are less likely to be accepted, according to a group of students in a lawsuit against the school.
The New York Times reported Friday that the group claimed to be analysed with more than 160,000 student records and found that the Asian-Americans was lower on items such as “widely respected.” The independent analysis claimed that Asian-American students to rank higher in test scores, and extracurricular activities than others, the report said.
The school on Friday returned of the report, says that his own “comprehensive” analysis showed no discrimination.
Asian Americans who apply to the University of Harvard, in the face of the lowest acceptance rates, according to a study of admissions to be submitted Friday.
Students for Fair Withdrawals claims Harvard routinely rejects lower scores for Asian-American in the ratings that put them at a great disadvantage in comparison with white students.
Edward Blum, a legal strategist who is the founder of the group, in a statement said that his group’s submission, ” explains the amazing scale of the Harvard discrimination.”
Harvard blasted the study in a different court to submit, and came from a combat of the study found no evidence of bias. In a statement, the school called the lawsuit an attack on its ability to consider race in admissions, which it says is necessary to collect a racially diverse mix of students.
This is a horrible story for Harvard. Asian Americans (like my own children) to be consistently assessed as “lacking in personality” (!!! ) what the actual hell that means. Anti-Asian discrimination is not widely discussed, but is present everywhere. https://t.co/oBLoe7fw03
— Siddhartha Mukherjee (@DrSidMukherjee) June 15, 2018
“Harvard will continue to vigorously defend our right, and those of other colleges and universities throughout the country, to seek the educational benefits of a class that is diverse on multiple dimensions,” the school said.
Harvard said that there is no statistical analysis could determine the factors that go into the school admission process, according to The Times.
Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, a cancer doctor, called the report a terrible story for the school.
“Americans (like my own children) to be consistently assessed as “lacking in personality” (!!! ) what the actual hell that means. Anti-Asian discrimination is not widely discussed, but is ubiquitous,” he posted on Twitter.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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