It is that last racial group that is rebelling against the racial quotas in colleges. Harvard and other elitist colleges face lawsuits over there bigotry in undergraduate admissions.
And now an academy in California is teaching Asian-Americans how to fight the prejudice.
Colleges adjust SATs to fit the race: being black gets you 230 points, Hispanic 185, and Asians lose 50 points, according to the Los Angeles Times.
From the Los Angeles Times:
College admission season ignites deep anxieties for Asian American families, who spend more than any other demographic on education. At elite universities across the U.S., Asian Americans form a larger share of the student body than they do of the population as a whole. And increasingly they have turned against affirmative action policies that could alter those ratios, and accuse admissions committees of discriminating against Asian American applicants.
That perspective has pitted them against advocates for diversity: More college berths for Asian American students mean fewer for black and Latino students, who are statistically underrepresented at top universities.
But in the San Gabriel Valley's hyper-competitive ethnic Asian communities, arguments for diversity can sometimes fall on deaf ears. For immigrant parents raised in Asia's all-or-nothing test cultures, a good education is not just a measure of success — it's a matter of survival. They see academic achievement as a moral virtue, and families organize their lives around their child's education, moving to the best school districts and paying for tutoring and tennis lessons. An acceptance letter from a prestigious college is often the only acceptable return on an investment that stretches over decades.
Lee is the co-founder of HS2 Academy, a college prep business that assumes that racial bias is a fact of college admissions and counsels students accordingly. At 10 centers across the state, the academy's counselors teach countermeasures to Asian American applicants. The goal, Lee says, is to help prospective college students avoid coming off like another “cookie-cutter Asian.”
“Everyone is in orchestra and plays piano,” Lee says. “Everyone plays tennis. Everyone wants to be a doctor, and write about immigrating to America. You can't get in with these cliche applications.”This explains the prejudice. Asian student bring culture and refinement to the Ivy League.
Affirmative action picks like Barack Obama bring choom and blow.
If Asians really were smart, they would pull an Elizabeth Warren and list themselves as black on the college application.
But at least they are fighting back.