Monday, October 23, 2017

Groundbreaking News on College Admissions!

We are winning in the "Court of Public Opinion"

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              Students in Elite Colleges Spoke up Against the
   Discriminatory Admissions Policy of their Own Universities

     Thanks to all of you who helped spread 80-20's "UGLY facts on discrimination against AsAm youth" nationwide, the seeds you've planted are germinating.  Students in elite colleges are beginning to question the discriminatory admissions policy of their administrators!

     It began with Harvard.  On Sept 16, 2016, Harvard's campus paper, The Crimson, published an editorial urging "More Nuance in Affirmative Action."
It questioned why AsAm students needed to yield 140 SAT points to white students in order to gain equal access to elite colleges.
     3 days ago, The Hoya of Georgetown University, published an insightful editorial urging the university administration to "evaluate applicants on their merit alone," starting this admissions cycle.  Wow!
                  EDITORIAL: Refocus Admissions on Merit           
      by Editorial Board October 20, 2017 (Georgetown University)

   ".... In this admissions cycle, Georgetown should evaluate applicants on their merit alone by ceasing the practice of race-based affirmative action in its admissions process. This practice not only discriminates against particular demographics of students, specifically against fully qualified Asian studentsbut also perpetuates racist attitudes toward Asians.

     This editorial board believes that all students deserve a fair chance to be admitted to competitive universities based only on their merit as applicants. 
.....  lifting up some minority groups by disadvantaging others does not achieve the idea of racial justice that this policy set out to accomplish. ....

   But empirical data demonstrates this discrimination against Asian-American students. .....

   However, the blanket discrimination against Asian-American students in the admissions process ignores the enormous diversity within this label. 
    ...  serves to perpetuate the racist myth of the "model minority," which uniformly depicts all Asian-American students as academically achieving individuals who are stunted in other areas.
   Those who champion affirmative action in the name of racial justice fail to recognize that discrimination against one minority group to elevate other groups is not an acceptable means to an end; as such, race-based affirmative action must end."  (All emphasis added.)

      The Hoya welcomes comments.   So please click here to go there, and scroll down to the end of the page to add your comments.

Is the dam to deter AsAms breaking? It depends on us! Forward this e-newsletter to your relatives &
friends who might have an impact on universities. There are so many AsAm professors working in elite colleges. We look to them to speak up. Help break the dam.

                         Together We Shall Overcome.  DONATE.

S. B. Woo 

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