Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Striking Hard Against Affirmative Action

According to a report by the "New York Times", a report by Reuters, and a report by "The Washington Post", Attorney General Jefferson Sessions will establish a project, within the Department of Justice (DOJ), to investigate universities that use affirmative action (AA). The intent of this project is to sue universities that use AA to discriminate against Americans of Asian or European ancestry.

Under intense political pressure from Africans and Hispanics, universities have long used AA to reduce the number of Asian admittees in order to give their admission slots to African and Hispanic applicants. According to a report by CNN, "An Asian-American student has to score [...] 270 points higher than a Hispanic student and 450 points higher than a black student on the SAT to be on equal footing."

The use of AA at the 8 Ivy League colleges prevented Austin Jia, an Asian, from being admitted to Harvard University, Princeton University, Columbia University, and the University of Pennsylvania, according to a report by the "New York Times". Jia had a high grade point average (GPA), nearly perfect SAT scores, and participation in numerous extracurricular activities: debate team, tennis captain, and state orchestra.

By stark contrast, the use of AA at the Ivy League colleges enabled Kwasi Erin, an African, to receive an admission slot to Harvard University, Yale University, Brown University, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth University, Princeton University, and Cornell University, according to a report by CNN. Knowing the unfair preferential treatment that he received via AA, Erin had the audacity to publicly brag about his admission to all 8 Ivy League colleges.

According to a report by the "South China Morning Post", Americans of Asian ancestry vehemently oppose the very AA that gave Erin an unfair advantage in admissions to the elite universities. According to a report by Fox News, the Asian American Legal Foundation supports the effort by the DOJ to sue universities that discriminate against Asians and Europeans.

Will Sessions succeed at legally forcing Stanford University and other elite universities to stop discriminating against Americans of Asian or European ancestry?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Affirmative Action was intently meant for D.O.S. Descendants of slaves. It was never meant for any other group.