Harvard admissions policy now has intellectual giants arguing whether Asians have good personalities

Harvard admissions policy now has intellectual giants arguing whether Asians have good personalities
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[Ed. – Because that’s what matters.  It’s like God said, “You people want to deconstruct?  OK.  Have at it.  But you don’t get to stop until I say so.” Look, universities have to have admissions policies of some kind.  And every single one of those policies is discriminatory in some way.  Should they discriminate based on race?  I think most of us would say no.  But instead of arguing that, this thing has immediately rolled off in the gutter, and now we’re wasting brain cells on arguing “personalities,” for crying out loud.]

New York Times contributor Wesley Yang fired back at Harvard University after a report last week revealed that the prestigious institution was giving Asian applicants low personality ratings without even meeting them.

Yang, a columnist at Tablet, published a stirring condemnation of Harvard University’s discriminatory affirmative action policies. Last week, reports revealed that Harvard University was giving Asian applicants unusually low personality ratings. Some believe that this was employed as a strategy to balance out Asian applicant’s unusually high test scores. The New York Post published an op-ed last week entitled “The Stunning Evidence of Harvard’s Racism.” In the piece, the Post‘s Editorial Board accused the university of “blatant, egregious racism in the name of diversity.”

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