More stats on those Asian students beating the doors down at elite US university admissions offices. Asians compose just 5% of the US population, but:
And of course they achieve these numbers not only *without* affirmative action, but *despite* it, because racial "diversity" considerations cause admissions officers to reject Asian students with better credentials than white applicants. This issue fascinates me because it contradicts people on both sides of the issue whom I oppose:
- Affirmative Action advocates who believe that the US is a generally racist place wherein black folks can only match their general population composition at elite schools via affirmative action; these data prove that elite schools indeed admit qualified non-whites without AA.
- Affirmative Action opponents who believe that AA blocks whites from admission to elite schools; these data prove that without AA, even fewer whites will get admitted! Why? Because just as blacks in general are choosing not to study enough or as well as whites, whites are failing in the same ways in comparison to Asians.