Harvard is wrong that Asians have terrible personalities

The university has systemically denigrated one minority group in pursuit of diversity

Asian-Americans have been collateral damage in Harvard's quest to sustain its paradoxical mission to grow its US$37 billion endowment - while incessantly preaching egalitarian doctrines, says the writer. In denying it has engaged in racial balancing
Asian-Americans have been collateral damage in Harvard's quest to sustain its paradoxical mission to grow its US$37 billion endowment - while incessantly preaching egalitarian doctrines, says the writer. In denying it has engaged in racial balancing at the expense of Asian-Americans, Harvard has put itself in the morally untenable position of affirming a brazen falsehood, he adds.PHOTO: REUTERS

There's a moving passage contained in a deposition taken in the major class-action lawsuit accusing Harvard University of racial bias against Asian-Americans.

An attorney for Students for Fair Admissions, the non-profit group representing a dozen Asian-Americans denied admission by Harvard, confronts the assistant principal of Stuyvesant High School with evidence that white students from her school applying to Harvard in 2014 were more than twice as likely to be admitted to the university as were her Asian-American students.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 02, 2018, with the headline 'Harvard is wrong that Asians have terrible personalities'. Subscribe