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How to Get Into an Ivy League College: Many a Truth Has Been Said in Jest (Humor)

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 This is a funny post from Ivy Gate Blog, How To Get Into An Ivy League School: A Step-by-Step Guide Featuring Testimony From a Real, Live Silver-Spoon Legacy and a Racial Minority! by Maureen O’Connor, but many a truth has been said in jest. Namely: 3. Exploit your minority status, hide your white background, avoid being Asian.Espenshade …

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Too Asian? Insider Higher Ed’s Article on National Association for College Admission Counseling

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This was published on October 10, 2006 in Inside Higher Ed about a panel at their annual meeting of the National Association for College Admission Counseling titled “Too Asian?” The upshot is that the bias is real. Can you hide your Asian identity? You can opt not to answer the OPTIONAL race question but this really helps …

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Asian High School & College Students: Be Featured in Article!

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I’m Jesse Washington, an AP journalist who covers race and ethnicity. I’m looking to speak with Asian high school and college students about whether they identify themselves as “Asian” on their college applications. Asian students are often denied admission to competitive schools despite grades and test scores superior to non-Asian applicants. Was/is this an option …

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Affirmative Inaction: History and Consequences of Affirmative Action

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This is a really great overview of the history of Affirmative Action written by William Chase who has been the President of Wesleyan and Emory colleges. This is the saddest part of all and makes me think that Affirmative Action is broken and needs to be fixed:  The dwindling population of African-American males on college campuses over …

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CalTech Admissions: This is What a Meritocracy Looks Like (But It Ain’t Pretty for Everyone)

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Students of Asian descent often receive no boost in admissions, unlike blacks and Hispanics, although they are racial minorities. In fact, admissions officers set the bar higher for these students.  “Applicants to Caltech are clearly seen as representing only themselves and their own individual merit and achievement, not their race or their ethnic group.” from …

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Affirmative Action Hurts Asians and Caucasians: What To Do About It

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   “Espenshade discovered that when comparing applicants with similar grades, scores, athletic qualifications, and family history for seven elite private colleges and universities: whites were three times as likely to get accepted as Asians; Hispanics were twice as likely to win admission as whites, and African-Americans were at least five times as likely to be …

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