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Fri Jun 15, 2018, 11:45 AM

Harvard Rated Asian-American Applicants Lower on Personality Traits, Lawsuit Says

Source: The New York Times

Harvard consistently rated Asian-American applicants lower than any other race on personal traits like “positive personality,” likability, courage, kindness and being “widely respected,” according to an analysis of more than 160,000 student records filed Friday in federal court in Boston by a group representing Asian-American students in a lawsuit against the university.

Asian-Americans scored higher than applicants of any other racial or ethnic group on admissions measures like test scores, grades and extracurricular activities, according to the analysis commissioned by a group that opposes all race-based admissions criteria. But the students’ personal ratings significantly dragged down their chances of being admitted, the analysis found.

“It turns out that the suspicions of Asian-American alumni, students and applicants were right all along,” the group, Students for Fair Admissions, said in a court document laying out the analysis. “Harvard today engages in the same kind of discrimination and stereotyping that it used to justify quotas on Jewish applicants in the 1920s and 1930s.”

Harvard’s own researchers cited a bias against Asian-American applicants in a series of internal reports in 2013. But Harvard ignored the findings, the court papers said, and never publicly released them.


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Jose Garcia Jun 2018 OP
dalton99a Jun 2018 #1
7962 Jun 2018 #2
Igel Jun 2018 #5
IronLionZion Jun 2018 #3
deurbano Jun 2018 #4
MosheFeingold Jun 2018 #8
IronLionZion Jun 2018 #10
marble falls Jun 2018 #11
CTyankee Jun 2018 #12
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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 11:54 AM

1. Well, you gotta rate them low on something



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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 12:15 PM

2. Harvard. What a shitty thing to do. Maybe get off that 30+ BILLION you're sitting on.

 

And let these obviously deserving kids in for damn FREE

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Response to 7962 (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 02:40 PM

5. Harvard does a decent job with fin aid.

For years, now.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 12:16 PM

3. George W. Bush went to Harvard

I haven't been too impressed with any of the Harvard grads I've encountered in my life, but it's probably because of my low likability, personality, courage, kindness, etc. Nobody would consider me "well-respected"

We do have a lot of similarities to Jewish people.

Nevertheless, we persisted.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 12:51 PM

4. Yes, "you" did! (persist)

And I wonder how the hell they measure "courage" during the admissions process?!

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 03:04 PM

8. And like Asians

Jews were subject to inverse affirmative action for years at these schools.

I remember my kids being told to use their mothers name on applications and to leave off obviously Jewish extra curriculars.

The inperson interview was harder to fake. My son ditched his yarmulke and shaved.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 05:57 PM

10. Jews and Indians




There's a clip out there from another Indian comedian that lists out a lot of similarities: education, wealth, disproportionate influence in politics, short, hairy, wild weddings, etc. I can't find it.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 16, 2018, 07:14 AM

11. And he was an "affirmative action" acceptee at Yale: his brother and dad ...

were Elis and he'd never gotten in on his own - he was a legacy student, plus his family had sent millions to the school over the years. He got to go to Harvard Business School only because of his name and the fact he went to Yale.


https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/yale-university/1231005-how-exactly-did-george-w-bush-get-into-yale-with-a-1206-sat-score-p2.html

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 16, 2018, 10:43 AM

12. He was a Yale undergrad but did get an MBA from Harvard.

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Fri Jun 15, 2018, 03:02 PM

7. Wow, that is pretty bigoted, ochem. SMH

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 03:05 PM

9. Once again, a sound argument for diversity in the Admissions Committee

And here I thought they'd made progress (they have). I guess every generation gets to pick who the "new Jews" are, you know, people who are just not like us.

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