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Edward Blum filed a lawsuit against Harvard University based on the accusation that the university's affirmative action policies discriminate against Asians who often are rejected despite producing higher test scores and grade-point averages than black and Hispanic students who are accepted. While the average Asian American applicant needed a much higher 1460 SAT score to be admitted, a white student with similar GPA and other qualifications only needed a score of 1320, while blacks needed 1010 and Hispanics 1190. These statements are used in the lawsuit as a prime piece of evidence and they originate from a 2009 study conducted by Princeton sociologists. That study can be found here: Harvard's general counsel, Robert Juliano states, "The College considers each applicant through an individualized, holistic review having the goal of creating a vibrant academic community that exposes students to a wide-range of differences: background, ideas, experiences, talents and aspirations." I am not sure what to think in this situation. Affirmative action is a tricky situation and I am not sure what to think when minorities are affect by it. What is your stance?
affirmative action is at best misguided and at worst, insulting to every race. Blacks are lower than every race. why? does Harvard believe that they aren't smart enough? affirmative action serves only to galvanize stereotypes and perpetuate racist constructs.
harvard should be fair.
harvard should be fair.
Those Asians probably deserved to get in, but Harvard got to maintain diversity. I understand why they are frustrated though, I would be too.