Here is AN EXCERPT from Frank Shyong's article. To read the
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" "Let's talk about Asians," she (an instructor for college applicants)
Lee's next slide shows three columns of numbers from a Princeton University study that tried to measure how race and ethnicity
affect admissions by using SAT scores as a benchmark. It uses the term "bonus" to describe how many extra SAT points an applicant's race is worth. She points to the first column.
African Americans received a "bonus" of 230 points, Lee
says.She points to the second column. "Hispanics received a bonus of 185 points."
The last column draws gasps. Asian Americans,
Lee says, are penalized by 50
points - in other words, they had to
do that much better to win admission . . . .
"Zenme keyi," one mother
hisses in Chinese. How
can this be possible? . . . . " (All emphasis added by S. B. Woo)
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