White people aren’t the only victims of systemic racism on American college campuses, according to the findings of a new study published by the Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO).
At Harvard University, anyway, students of Asian descent are vastly underrepresented, CEO claims – and it’s all because of Harvard’s discriminatory race-based admissions policies.
Compared to the California Institute of Technology, where a whopping 43 percent of the student body is Asian, Harvard claims only 17 percent Asian students. According to CEO, this percentage should be much higher.
“Too many Asian Americans applying to elite schools are discriminated against on account of their race,” wrote CEO chairman and founder Linda Chavez in a recent press release.
“That is the message of our new study, and it is past time that schools quit the morally dubious means of using race or ethnicity as ‘a factor’ in selecting their student bodies.”
CEO says that prospective Asian students are being passed over at Harvard in favor of blacks, Hispanics, and even whites who aren’t as academically qualified. And it’s all due to discriminatory affirmative action policies, the group claims.
Similarly discriminatory admissions policies are also in place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), CEO claims, which is why that school’s percentage of Asian students is also less than half.
“At both MIT and Harvard there seems to be a limit or ‘ceiling’ on how many Asian American applicants are to be admitted,” reads a list of some of the study’s key points published on the CEO website.
“If there were no such ceiling, both MIT and Harvard would probably enroll a significantly larger number of Asian American applicants. As it is, some of those applicants may conclude they were rejected on account of their race.”
The irony here is that this “discrimination” is only problematic at this particular juncture in time now that a non-white group of people – in this case Asians – is feeling some of the pain. If it were only white people being denied admission in favor of lesser-qualified minorities, CEO wouldn’t be making a peep about any of this.
In fact, the group is claiming that Asians are being unfairly denied admissions at MIT and Harvard in favor of whites – a claim that, for all intents and purposes, has absolutely no basis in reality.
Discrimination against white people in higher education has gotten so bad that the Department of Justice (DoJ) is currently in the process of suing a whole slew of American colleges and universities for affirmative action admissions policies that violate federal law.
An internal announcement by the DoJ’s civil rights division to employees explains that the federal agency is actively seeking out lawyers who might be interested in working on “investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.”
These investigations will presumably address the concerns of groups like CEO, except that they won’t be selectively limited to just Asians.
Roger Clegg, a former top official in the civil rights division during the Reagan administration and early Bush years, told the media that this is a “welcome” and “long overdue” development in addressing prolifically unfair policies that discriminate against whites and other non-protected racial groups.
“The civil rights laws were deliberately written to protect everyone from discrimination, and it is frequently the case that not only are whites discriminated against now, but frequently Asian-Americans are as well,” Clegg told The New York Times (NYT).
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