Harvard accused of raising the bar for Asian applicants in order to maintain secret ‘racial quotas’…

Jun 10, 2015 by

Edward Blum is the director of the Project on Fair Representation.

Edward Blum is the director of the Project on Fair Representation.

Lawyer Edward Blum says it’s suspicious that the per cent of Asian students has stayed the same over the years, despite more and more applying

Finishing first in a class of 460 and getting a perfect score on the ACT wasn’t enough for one student to get into Harvard University.

Conservative lawyer Edward Blum believes there was one factor on the anonymous student’s application that nixed them from the Ivy League school’s class of 2014 – the fact that they are Chinese American.

Blum is currently heading a lawsuit against Harvard, claiming the school raises the bar on Asian American applicants in order to limit their numbers at the school.

Discriminating? Harvard University is under attack by a group that says it is raising the bar for Asian American applicants in order to limit their numbers at the school

He cites studies which show that Asian Americans typically perform better academically, yet even though they have been applying to Harvard in higher numbers over the years, their presence at the school hovers around the same per cent.

Harvard has denied the allegations, and says their admissions department uses a ‘holisitic’ approach, and bases their decisions on a combination of characteristics.

The lawsuit was not initiated by Asian Americans. It names none in its 120 pages.

And it’s not popular with other minority groups, who say that it will only make it harder for them to gain entrance into the exclusive institution.

Blum may be representing an Asian American interest in this current lawsuit but his real goal is to upend a 40-year-old Supreme Court decision that backed affirmative action, largely benefiting African American and Hispanic students.

A civil rights group representing African American and other minority students has recently filed papers seeking to enter the case, arguing they are the ‘real targets.’

They say that if the lawsuit succeeds, the consequences for blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans would be ‘catastrophic,’ and they cannot rely on Harvard to represent their interests.

And Blum is a rather controversial figure to head this lawsuit, since the conservative advocate has repeatedly enlisted white plaintiffs to challenge race-based politics in the past.

Source: Harvard accused of raising the bar for Asian applicants in order to maintain secret ‘racial quotas’…but minority groups say the new lawsuit could make it harder for blacks and Hispanics to get into the Ivy League school | Daily Mail Online

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