"Asian-Americans make up less than 5 percent of the population but typically make up 10 to 30 percent of students at the nation’s best colleges."
In CA, 12% of all residents call themselves "Asian", as do 46% of the students at elite UC-Berkely, for a student / state population composition factor of about 4 (they get admitted to UC-B at 4 times their state population composition). These students have always gotten admitted without Affirmative Action. Why? Because in high school, they take their school work very, very seriously. Maybe that's the answer to boosting black enrollment: black students in high school taking their school work seriously.
But nobody gets AA now at UC govt universities. The result: White students at UC-Berkely comprise only 29% of the population, well below their state composition of 44%, for an admissions factor of3/4 (compared to 4 for Asians). Black student composition equaled about 1/2 of their state comp.
Asians are starting to get mad because despite their huge numbers at elite schools, data show that their admissions numbers would be even *higher* in a truly race-neutral process! At UM-AA (prior to officially eliminating AA recently), "Asian-Americans were admitted at a much lower rate (54 percent) than black applicants (71 percent) and Hispanic applicants (79 percent) — despite median SAT scores that were 140 points higher than Hispanics and 240 points higher than blacks."
"Chancellor Birgeneau says he finds the low proportion of blacks and Hispanics appalling [after elimination of AA there], and two years into his tenure, he has not found a remedy." How about black students in high school adopting the academic attitude of their Asian counterparts?
Hey, you Affirmative Action proponents: In the name of achieving "diversity", do you advocate lowering standards for whites *and* blacks, and increasing standards for Asians, to manipulate these figures to match state demographics? WHY NOT?