If an individual is fortunate enough to speak to the president of Princeton University, and ask the following question: "I've not done anything wrong. What can I do to gain public trust?"
These words will likely thunder down from the mouth of the august president: "Transparency. Transparency. Transparency."
Deeds: Princeton Suing to block release of admissions records
But will the president walk the talk? When the Dept. of Education decided to release documents, submitted by Princeton in its defense against a suit filed by SFFA (Students for Fair Admissions) for discriminatory admissions practices against Asian American students, Princeton opposed. See the news reported by Politicos 3 days go:
Please note that DOE is only releasing documents that have been redacted of any "personally identifiable information" about individual applicants.
Words Without Deeds
Paraphrasing King Claudius of Hamlet, who mused to himself after praying:
My words fly up, my deeds remain below: Words without deeds never to heaven go.
Does Princeton Univ. Have A Better Option?
Ivy League colleges have adopted a "merits-be-damned" approach to limit the number of Asian students since about 1990. See the powerful graph below, presented by Ron Unz's "The Myth of American Meritocracy":
The above figure caption states: "Trends of Asian enrollment at Caltech and the Ivy League universities, compared with growth of Asian College age population. Asian age cohorts population figures are based on Census CPS, and given the small sample size, are subject to considerable yearly statistical fluctuations."
Today, America's core value of equal opportunity and the 14th Amendment on equal protection are being trampled upon. The credibility of Ivy League colleges suffers. The colleges can no longer walk the talk of the noble principles they expound. As the truth emerges, students and scholars shake their heads and chuckle at the false facade put up by Ivy League schools.
Princeton's president is Christopher L. Eisgruber, a renowned constitutional scholar. Does President Eisgruber truly think that there is no discrimination under an affirmative admissions policy, where upon AsAms applicants, on average, are forced to yield 140 SAT points to White peers in order to gain equal access?
Please forward this e-newsletter to anyone who is associated withPrinceton University. Thank you.
S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,
Helping SFFA (Students For Fair Admissions) with $10k
Our $10,000 to SFFA. Why Wishing to Do Much More?
80-20 EF donated $10,000 to SFFA in addition to the $5,000 donated last year. We wish we could do much more. Why?
Why SFFA (Students for Fair Admissions)?
SFFA is, in EF's view, likely the organization that will finallylift the yoke of unfair admissions policy from the shoulders of OUR best high school graduates. It is a nonprofit membership group ($10 when you first join) of more than 20,000 students, parents, and others who believe that racial preferences in college admissions are unfair & unconstitutional. The membership list is confidential, although my wife & I are proud to publicize our participations. To join SFFA, click here. Do Your share.
(1) Harvard has been ordered by the court to release 6 years of admissions records to SFFA, and
Where did the millions of dollars in legal fees come from? From Gerald and Ronnie Chan who donated $350 million, or Elaine Chao's family who donated $40 million to Harvard??? Did they have a change of conscience and decided to help AsAm youths get a legal hearing if they have been treated UN-fairly in admissions? NO. Not yet anyway.
Mr. ED Blum has helped raise it to give AsAm youths a chance for equal opportunity.
The Legal Positions of SFFA and 80-20 EF are Not Identical
SFFA's Position: "the outright prohibition of racial preferences in university admissions-period." It further alleges that Harvard and U. of NC hold an illegal quota on Asian-American applicants.
80-20's Position: We embrace diversity. However, 80-20 strongly protest the discriminatory practice which forces AsAm applicants to yield 140 SAT points to white applicants in order to gain equal access. 80-20 EF has estimated that AsAm applicants lose most of the admissions to whites, not Hispanics or blacks. The game that Harvard plays is revolting.
We Wish We Could Do More for SFFA
Two components of the AsAm community are financially quite well off. Are therich individualsin the Chinese-Am and/or Indian-Am communities climbing over each other to finance legal battles on behalf of our youths? Are all of us joining SFFA to finance its legal fees? Are all of us joining EF's petition for $10 each to finance its potential lawsuit for our youths? Not yet. But it is never to late. Join SFFAand/or80-20's Petition! DO IT NOW.
S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 18 years 80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization, http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/index.php