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posted by King Minos in In The News

CHEN: "Whites Anti-Asian!"?

December 20, 2012

"Some educators, parents and students worry that if admissions are based purely on academic merit, selective universities will be dominated by whites and Asians and admit few blacks and Latinos, as a result of socioeconomic factors and an enduring test-score gap. We still need affirmative action for underrepresented groups, including blacks, Latinos, American Indians and Southeast Asian Americans and low-income students of all backgrounds.

But for white and Asian middle- and upper-income kids, the playing field should be equal."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/opinion/asians-too-smart-for-their-own...

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In the end, institutions ought to discriminate against individuals in a consistent manner on the basis of performance and grades; but any discrimination on the basis of racial, sexual or other non relative characteristics ought to be forbidden.

Are Asian students discriminated against on the basis of national origin, and other perceived characteristics?

Are state institutions supposed to be "for" native born students? What is the state and national interest in regard to admissions to higher studies?

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