Sunday, August 1, 2010

Discrimination In Univ. Admissions

If you are Asian or poor and white, yet smart enough to get into an ivy league college here in America, you stand a good chance of being subject to discrimination. This from Minding the Campus:

The book is No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal, a careful study of admission practices at eight unnamed elite colleges by Princeton sociologist Thomas J. Espenshade and a research associate, Alexandria Walton Radford. Writing here on July 12th in an article headlined, "How Diversity Punishes Asians, Poor Whites and Lots of Others," Russell K. Nieli of Princeton wrote that the book reported an immense admissions disadvantage to Asians (because admissions officers think there are already too many in the best colleges) and poor whites, who are penalized by favoritism, not only for blacks and Hispanics, but also for whites with middle-class and upper-class backgrounds. None of the criticism that greeted Nieli's article has focused on the anti-Asian bias. All of it has dealt with the slim chances of poor whites at the most selective colleges. . . .

Middle America accepted the concept of equality for all over half a century ago. It is time to start demanding it.

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