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Old 05-15-2015, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Austin
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If the assertion below is true, I believe Harvard is racist, along with other universities that follow the same admission policies.

Harvard Faces Admissions Bias Complaint From Asian-Americans - Bloomberg Business

"A coalition of more than 60 Asian-American groups filed a federal discrimination complaint against Harvard University, claiming racial bias in undergraduate admissions.

Asian-American students with almost perfect college entrance-exam scores, top 1 percent grade-point averages, academic awards and leadership positions are more likely to be rejected than similar applicants of other races, according to their administrative complaint, filed Friday with the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights. Harvard denies any discrimination."



Please explain why you think it may be right to discriminate against applicants who present the most impressive applications and qualifications in favor of other applicants solely based on race?

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Old 05-15-2015, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Aztlan
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Of course they are racist. 99% of public universities are run by Democrats - the party of slavery, Jim Crow, and the KKK.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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They always have been..
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:36 PM
 
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IMO, it's racist/immoral to lower standards for admissions of blacks, or any race or class of people for that matter. Isn't that essentially a declaration by the authorities that certain races aren't intellectually capable of performing on the same level as whites or Asians? I mean, wow, that's totally racist...
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Inland Northwest
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Only NAM's count in minority admissions. Nothing new.
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:48 PM
 
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actually the colleges themselves are not racist, they try to accept the best and brightest from all walks of life. however the government supported school whose admission requirements are such that they set quotas are racist because of the government who is constantly trying to be "fair" to everyone.
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:51 PM
 
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Colleges aren't racist...They're discriminatory.

It's not the same thing.
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:56 PM
 
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Colleges aren't racist...They're discriminatory.

It's not the same thing.
There you went and made me rep you. That's not how I wanted to start the weekend.
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Colleges aren't racist...They're discriminatory.

It's not the same thing.
Agree. But, liberals often conflate the two terms.

Aside from the hyperbole in the title, any thoughts on the question in the OP?
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:35 PM
 
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Agree. But, liberals often conflate the two terms.

Aside from the hyperbole in the title, any thoughts on the question in the OP.
No.
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