I received an email today from S.B. Woo, President of the 80-20 National Asian Am. Educational Foundation, with an open invitation to comment on a NY Times debate with regard to top colleges intentionally limiting the number of Asian students. Ivy League schools strongly deny it, which means that even they think the policy is wrong, if it exists. However, it is quite obvious that Asian students must do exceptionally well, compared to their peers, in order to attend the nation’s elite universities.
Below is a partial excerpt of the email from 80-20, and a link to the NY Times article where you can comment on the topic:
Subject: What Price for Limiting Asian Enrollment?
From the get-go I want to state that (1) there is irrefutable
evidence that top colleges are limiting the number of Asian
admissions, and (2) what’s at stake is not a few more admissions
for Asians, but the much larger interest of America.
First, look at the following 3 facts.
(a) Princeton sociologist Thomas Espenshade reported in his 2009
book: â€œTo receive equal consideration by elite colleges, Asian
Americans must outperform Whites by 140 points, Hispanics by 280
points, Blacks by 450 points in SAT (Total 1600),”
(b) Asian Americans are not just good test takers. For example, in
2006, they were 27% of Presidential Scholars, who were chosen
based on scholarship, service, leadership, and creativity, and
(c) See a powerful chart published by Ron Unz in The American
PLease go DIRECTLY to NY Times’ website to express your view.
Now is the time to speak out!!!
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