A new poll out finds while a significant number of people acknowledge discrimination against Asian Americans, more people feel Whites face lots of discrimination than Asian Americans. The Hill-HarrisX Poll released late last week found 13 percent of registered voters poll feel Whites face lots of discrimination, but only nine percent feel the same way about Asian Americans. The Hill-Harris survey of 1, registered voters does recognize that Asian American do face discrimination.
On Thursday, the U. The takeaway: Admissions policies that factor in race hurt both Asians and whites. The case is, on the surface, about discrimination against Asians.
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Harvard University denies allegations of racial bias, and the school's attorneys presented their own set of statistics to prove their case. The Harvard University admissions trial comes to a close on Friday. At the heart of this controversial federal lawsuit is the question of just how much a school can consider race in admissions. The plaintiff, a group called Students for Fair Admissions, has accused Harvard of discriminating against Asian-American applicants.
BOSTON — Harvard University intentionally uses a vague "personal rating" to reject Asian-American applicants in favor of students from other racial backgrounds, plaintiffs alleged in a trial that started Monday and carries weighty implications for dozens of other U. Harvard's legal team denied any discrimination in its opening statement at Boston's federal courthouse, saying race is just one factor that's considered and can only help a student's chances of getting admitted. In its hour-long opening, lawyers for Students for Fair Admissions accused Harvard of intentionally discriminating against Asian-Americans through a "personal rating" score that's used to measures character traits such as "courage" and "likeability.
This Trump administration is investigating allegations that Yale University illegally discriminates against Asian-American applicants. The probe follows a similar Justice Department investigation last year of Harvard, which is being sued for discriminating against Asian-Americans. Two years ago a nonprofit group called the Asian American Coalition for Education filed a complaint with both the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights and the Civil Rights Divison of the Department of Justice, saying that Yale, Brown and Dartmouth improperly use race as a factor in admission and unfairly reject qualified Asian-American students.
The letter was obtained by The New York Times. The Harvard and Yale investigations and the lawsuit could have far-reaching consequences for college admissions policies and for affirmative action, a tool born in the civil-rights era to make American education and opportunity more equitable. Some conservative groups have long opposed affirmative action, and a handful of states have banned affirmative action policies at public universities.
T he trial that is winding down this week in federal district court in Boston, Students For Fair Admissions v. Harvard Collegehas once again focused attention on preferential treatment based on race and ethnicity in college admissions. This time, however, the focus is on discrimination against Asian Americans, not whites. That 15 percent minority seems to be heavily concentrated in the media and academia.