Concern about Discrimination against “Asian Americans” in University Admissions–in 1987!
Do Colleges Set Asian Quotas? Newsweek, February 9, 1987.
With a mix of awe and animosity, students in the Boston area joke that MIT stands for Made in Taiwan. Like many of the nation’s most competitive schools, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has experienced huge increases in Asian-American enrollments.
Across the Ivy Legue, Asian-Americans, who make up only 2 percent of the nation’s college-age population, account for 11 percent of this year’s freshman class. Proud of their high grades and test scores, Asian-Americans say they should be doing even better—and have accused top colleges of imposing ceilings to keep them out. “Asians are being discriminated against,” charges Arthur Hu, an MIT alum who has studied Ivy League admissions patterns. “Unwritten quotas are making it more and more difficu
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