Asian American Discrimination in Admissions Decision-Making

Do Asian American applicants hoping to earn admission to our nation’s elite universities face discrimination based on their race? Our answer is a qualified yes. Asian Americans do face discrimination in highly selective college admissions — that’s without question. But they don’t face discrimination based on their race alone. Rather, they … 

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Asian American Applicants Compete Against Asian American Applicants

When Asian American applicants apply to our nation’s most elite institutions, they compete against other Asian American applicants. Now before our readers make a big fuss, know that this is not a unique phenomenon impacting only Asian American applicants. You see, every highly selective college wants a strong percentage of … 

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The Psychology Behind Asian American Discrimination in Admissions

As the United States Department of Justice prepares to mount a legal challenge to Affirmative Action on the basis that the practice discriminates against Asian American applicants, it seems an opportune time to articulate just how Asian Americans are discriminated against in college admissions — through the lens of social … 

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