Did it make sense for a judge to uphold Harvard’s use of race in admissions, even though it admittedly treats Asian and white applicants worse in admissions than it does black applicants? The Wall Street Journal argues that it doesn’t, in an editorial today. The challengers also argued that Harvard treated Asians even worse than whites. Harvard denied that, even though statistics showed that Asians had higher grades and scores, and that Harvard rated Asians significantly lower than whites on personal traits. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act forbids schools from making decisions based on race, color, or national origin if (like Harvard) they receive federal funds.
The website Minding the Campus has several interesting articles. That includes “When Colleges Defraud Donors,” “Will SCOTUS Back Harvard’s Affirmative-Action Win,” “What the Times Got Wrong About Slavery in America,” “Has Harvard Lost Its Taste for Western Civilization,” and “Doing Physics While Black.”