DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Not Hear Affirmative Action Case

The United States Department of Justice, under new management since it filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in support of the group known as Students For Fair Admissions for its lawsuit against Harvard University over its consideration of race in admissions … 

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White Privilege in Admissions

There’s a new study out that suggests white students enjoy an advantage in the college admissions process. Yes, that’s right: white students have the leg up. In the study, conducted by Art & Science Group, a firm that offers advice to colleges on their enrollment patterns, surveyed high school students … 

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The Defeated Students for Fair Admissions

Earlier this week, we noted that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill defeated the group known as Students for Fair Admissions in a case before a United States District Court in which the university was accused by SFFA of discriminating against white and Asian American applicants in its … 

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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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