There are two problems with Asian college applicants and Ivy League colleges. The second is that the acceptance rates for Asian students are typically lower than those for virtually every other demographic group to the point that the number of admitted students does not represent the rise of the applicant pool at selective colleges. The AACE highlights the schools' "highly subjective and discriminatory" admissions decisions. When a similar complaint was filed against Harvard in , the number of Asian admits rose despite the fact the complaint was denied. After students filed a complaint against Princeton in , its admission rate for Asian students increased to
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Imagine an affirmative action meter dash. Judge Allison D. Harvard has said its affirmative action program increases diversity and gives disadvantaged students a better chance of getting into an elite university. But every system that gives one group an advantage ends up putting another at a disadvantage. The problem is that the admittance rate for Asians — the rate at which they are accepted compared to the rate at which they applied — is lower than for any other race or ethnicity. According to the Harvard Crimson, about 5.
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An Asian quota is a type of racial quota limiting the number of people of Asian descent in an establishment, a special case of numerus clausus. It usually refers to alleged educational quotas in US higher education admissions , specifically by Ivy League universities against Asian Americans , especially persons of East Asian and South Asian descent starting in the late s. These allegations of discrimination have been denied by US universities. Asian quotas have been compared to earlier claims of Jewish quotas , which are believed to limit the admissions of a model minority from the s to the s.
Some conservative groups have long opposed affirmative action, a tool born in the civil rights era, and a handful of states have banned such policies at public universities. The Justice Department said that Yale had violated Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action by using race not as one of many factors in deciding which applicants to invite to the freshman class, but as a predominant or determining factor in admissions — an effect that was multiplied for competitive applicants. It directed Yale to suspend the consideration of race or national origin in admissions for one year, at which time the university would need to seek clearance from the government to begin using race as a factor again, the department said. Yale pledged to fight the order, saying Thursday that it would hold fast to its admissions process. Initially filed in , the Harvard case rests on many of the same complaints that the Justice Department leveled against Yale.