Students for Fair Admissions Loses Again

Students for Fair Admissions, the group that unsuccessfully sued Harvard University for allegedly discriminating against Asian American applicants in its holistic college admissions process has faced another legal defeat. This time, the group — led by Edward Blum a.k.a. the one man band challenging Affirmative Action — has lost to … 

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Asian American Discrimination in Admissions

For many years, from atop our soapbox in college admissions, we have been shining a spotlight on the discrimination that Asian American applicants too often face in America’s elite college admissions process. When admissions officers proclaimed that they didn’t lump Asian American applicants together in the admissions process, we pointed … 

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On the Allegedly Oppressed White Male in Elite College Admissions

Whenever we post about Asian American discrimination in elite college admissions or speak up from atop our soapbox in admissions about the necessity of Affirmative Action, a vocal minority of people chime in lamenting how “the white male” is in fact the biggest “victim” in holistic college admissions. Frankly, it’s … 

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Fighting to End Asian American Discrimination in Admissions

We have long argued from atop our soapbox in college admissions that Asian American applicants to America’s elite universities deserve better. And why? Because for many years, Asian American applicants have faced discrimination in the admissions process to America’s most selective institutions. Will admissions officers ever admit that they discriminate … 

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Many Americans Believe Elite Colleges Should Consider Grades and Scores Above All

Curious which topic generates the most comments on the pages of this college admissions blog? That’s an easy one. It’s Affirmative Action. Whenever we post about the process through which our nation’s elite colleges take race into account in admissions, folks come out of the woodwork to let us know … 

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Asian Americans and Affirmative Action

For many years, we’ve stood atop our soapbox in college admissions and made it known that our nation’s highly selective universities unjustly discriminate against Asian American applicants. It has been our long and deeply held belief that admissions officers at these universities, with their implicit biases, hold Asian American applicants … 

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UNC Defends Affirmative Action

The baton has been passed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC marks the latest school asked to defend its consideration of race in the admissions process. In a trial that will take place over these next two weeks before U.S. District Judge Loretta C. Biggs in … 

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A Victory for Diversity in Admissions

Today’s historic election of President-elect Joseph R. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris marks a victory for colleges and universities across this land. It marks a victory for the building blocks of the holistic college admissions process — and a victory for so many students and parents navigating its churning … 

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Affirmative Action Measure Fails in California

Affirmative Action was on the ballot this Election Day in the state of California. The measure, Proposition 16, proposed to repeal a constitutional provision that outlawed California’s government to discriminate against — or offer preferential treatment to — people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, or sex. Affirmative Action … 

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