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Kinda hard to dispute numbers

See attached, but a couple key takeaways for you:

An Asian American in the fourth-lowest decile has virtually no chance of being admitted to Harvard (0.9%) but an African American in that decile has a higher chance of admission (12.8%) than an Asian American in the top decile (12.7%).

If Harvard eliminated racial preferences and adopted no race-neutral alternatives, the African-American share of the class would fall from 14% to 6% and the Hispanic share would fall from 14% to 9%.

Now, I'm not arguing that it's a bad thing as I do believe racial diversity enhances the college experience and that everyone deserving should have access to elite educations. As I stated quite clearly, private institutions should be able to use whatever criteria they want to promote their best interests and that of their students. But none of that changes the fact that it's statistically more difficult for Asian or white kids to get accepted at elite schools.
[Post edited by EBN at 12/04/2023 11:43AM]

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Link: Supreme Court brief on the topic

Posted: 12/04/2023 at 11:40AM


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