Asian students who were rejected from Harvard University have filed a lawsuit against the school’s affirmative action policies, which they claim “discriminate against Asians who often can’t get in despite having higher test scores and grade-point averages than black and Hispanic students who are accepted,” reports Fox News.
The suit cites a 2009 Princeton study that shows that Asian Americans must score 1460 or higher on the SATs to gain entrance, while blacks and Hispanics can get away with only scoring 1010 and 1190, respectively:
The scores reflect the fact that Asians as a whole score higher than any other group on the SAT, so if a college wanted to avoid having a disproportionately high number of Asian enrollees, it might have to hold them to a higher standard.
The student plaintiffs remain anonymous, but the lawsuit notes that their qualifications were above average and yet they were rejected. The group is looking for additional student plaintiffs on their website, and has also filed suit against UNC Chapel Hill for discriminating against both whites and Asians.
So basically, Asian students are being punished because they tend to perform significantly better than blacks and Hispanics. If you have read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” then this whole debacle should not surprise you slightly. The socialists and Marxists among us want to lower the standards and thus prop up mediocrity, all to force their unrealistic and damaging vision of a utopia upon the rest of us.
According to the Christian Science Monitor, the lawsuit also “cites cites an Asian-American student who was denied admission despite being valedictorian of a competitive high school, achieving a perfect ACT score and a perfect score of 800 on two of the SAT II subject exams, and participating in numerous extracurricular and volunteer activities”:
The applicant, the lawsuit states, was “denied the opportunity to compete for admission to Harvard on equal footing with other applicants” due to his race.
Amazing. But if anything, this case just goes to show why I fight so vociferously against liberal/black entitlement. While it is true that they are primary attacking whites right now, it is only a matter of time before they set their sights on Asians and start blaming all their failures on our purported “privilege.” Yeah, excuse me for paying attention in high school . . . MY BAD!