Do Elite Colleges Discriminate Against Asians?

The academic success of Asians, or any other group, is not due to genetics, but hard work and perseverance, just like success in general. A Princeton professor presents a controversial theory (though the data is somewhat old), that at the same academic SAT scores, the admission rate to elite universities, like Harvard and Yale, is disproportionately lower for Asians, indicating discrimination (the admission questions for candidates do ask about their ethnicity).
        
In support of this, UC Berkeley’s results show a significant reversal in ethnicity distribution once discriminatory questions were outlawed on entrance questionnaires. And yet another theory:
        
“The next argument is that top schools aren’t actually biased against Asians, they’re biased against people that aren’t athletes or children of alumni. In 1990, the US Office of Civil Rights concluded an investigation into whether Harvard discriminated against Asians. The commission concluded that most of the under representation could be explained by the fact that few Asians were recruited athletes or children of alumni.

This might explain why the number of Asians at Harvard was relatively low in 1990, but it doesn’t explain why that number is still about the same after two decades of growth in the Asian share of America’s population.”

Do Elite Colleges Discriminate Against Asians?

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