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Andrew Lam Assistant professor of ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine, and writer

There’s ample evidence that Asian-Americans are at a disadvantage in college admissions. This issue has divided Asians and others who debate the relative benefits of diversity versus meritocracy in our society. But if Asians are being held back, it’s not so much because of affirmative action but because of preference for whites.
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US Labor Department US Labor Department

KPMG discriminated against Asian applicants for associate audit jobs at its Short Hills facility between October 2011 and March 2013
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Ron Unz Physicist, software developer, entrepreneur, writer

Just as their predecessors of the 1920s always denied the existence of “Jewish quotas,” top officials at Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the other Ivy League schools today strongly deny the existence of “Asian quotas.” But there exists powerful statistical evidence to the contrary. Each year, American universities provide their racial enrollment data to the National Center for Education Statistics, ... See More
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Dan Golden Journalist, senior editor for ProPublica

Asian-Americans are indeed treated unfairly in admissions, but affirmative action is a convenient scapegoat for those who seek to pit minority groups against each other. A more logical target would be "the preferences of privilege,"


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Harvard University Undergraduate liberal arts college of Harvard University

Within its holistic admissions process, and as part of its effort to build a diverse class, Harvard College has demonstrated a strong record of recruiting and admitting Asian American students. For instance, the percentage of admitted Asian American students admitted to Harvard College has increased from 17.6 percent to 21 percent over the past decade.
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Princeton University Ivy League University

The university does not admit students in categories. In the admission process, no particular factor is assigned a fixed weight and there is no formula for weighing the various aspects of the application.

Palantir Big data analysis software company

We disagree with the allegations made by the Department of Labor [i.e. that Asian applicants were eliminated in the résumé screen and telephone interview phases despite being as qualified as white applicants]. We settled this matter, without any admission of liability, in order to focus on our work

Vikram David Amar Dean and Professor of Law at the Univ. of Illinois

The narrative that underlies the Students for Fair Admissions lawsuit — that Asian Americans need higher SAT scores to get into elite schools — is powerful. But it is also deeply misleading. It feeds the myth that elite universities have required scores for applicants and that meeting these requirements should guarantee acceptance. In reality, in elite admissions, a high SAT score is generally a n... See More

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