NYT: Yale's Asian Students Say Yale Didn't Discriminate Against THEM
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Earlier: DOJ Tells Yale to Stop Discriminating Against Asians and Whites

From the New York Times news section:

Justice Dept. Says Yale Discriminates. Here’s What Students Think.

The Trump administration’s charge that the university discriminates against Asian-American applicants was disputed by many Asian-American students and others.

By Anemona Hartocollis and Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio
Aug. 14, 2020
Updated 8:13 p.m. ET

When Siddarth Shankar applied to Yale in 2017, he did not hesitate to identify himself as Asian-American, and wrote about how visiting family members in conflict-ridden Kashmir had shaped his worldview.

He did not expect to get in, because he knew he had tough competition as a student at a public high school in the affluent Washington suburb of McLean, Va., where most students were either white or, like him, Asian-American, and many apply to the Ivy League. But he was admitted.

Now he sees the Trump administration’s accusation that Yale discriminated against Asian-American and white applicants, leveled against the university by the Justice Department’s civil rights division on Thursday, as unfathomable and divisive.

… Yale students widely criticized the administration’s finding, which came two years after a complaint was filed against the university by a group called the Asian American Coalition for Education…

“When I talk to my Asian-American friends, this is not what we wanted,” said Alec Dai, a Yale senior from New York City whose parents immigrated from Guangzhou, China. “It’s not like people on campus were asking for this kind of justice that doesn’t exist.”

This Asian Yale student went on to say, “Maybe some of my ex-friends who didn’t get into Yale think Yale discriminates, but I don’t talk to those losers anymore. I have much higher-class Yale Man friends to talk to now.”

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