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Harvard admissions case could end Affirmative Action

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CNN's Michael Smerconish explains how a lawsuit charging that Harvard limits the amount of qualified Asian-American it admits could bring change to the entire system. #CNN #News
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Matt Scott (1 day ago)
so its Asian's fault that they get better grades than the african americans, whites and hispanics, just messed up when you try to go for an ecuation and you aren't judged fairly because you are Asian
Show time (3 days ago)
There is no place for "skin color" is one of the "requirement" for college enrollment especially when the college receives government funds from taxpayers. It is just dead wrong and racist. The way schools like Harvard and princeton use affirmative action against Asians is dead racist. These colleges are cheating and stealing from the Asian taxpayers.
Labor Ants (3 days ago)
What shall we do to the applicants raised in poverty?
Show time (3 days ago)
Affirmative action in college enrollment should be benefiting students in low income families who is getting food stamps and medicaid in order to survive. Beyonce and Rihanna's kids don't need affirmative action. Nor do Jennifer lopez and Mark anthony's kids. Middle class kids don't need affirmative action. All children who are not from poor families deserves equal competition for college enrollment. As for children from poor families, the colleges can give bonus points to students when it comes to enrollment decision as long as they meet the "poverty" requirement. These kids managed to survive in a tough environment and wanting to study in Harvard shows their perseverance so they will most likely to triumph over any life obstacles. Once they become successful their children will no longer need affirmative action.
Rylynn (11 days ago)
Jewish are racists
antwinettec (11 days ago)
Why IS it okay to continually crap on Asians and NOT call it racism? Also Asians ARE “of color”! What the heck??!
James James (14 days ago)
How are we supposed to cope with racial issues if we continue to uphold policies such as affirmative action which focus SPECIFICALLY on race?? LOL Seems a bit counter-intuitive. #FailHard
SV Oberon (20 days ago)
More important question.. whose going to pay for these people to get educated? And why should I pay for a black person over someone more qualified like an Asian? The answer is, I'm not paying for it.
Eric S (20 days ago)
Affirmative action makes minorities look weak
user123 user421 (22 days ago)
Good !!! Maybe it would have prevented the raging racist don lemon from going forward in life to inspire the hatred and violence projected on inocent white ppl ...#firedonlemon
It’s Maeesha (23 days ago)
Wait what about brown people? Pakistanis and Indians do they have a higher chance of getting accepted?
bademoxy (24 days ago)
the constitution FORBIDS racial and gender DISCRIMINATION,which is what QUOTAS ARE! ANY school, civil service, military, corporation which is tax funded or given ANY tax breaks who engages in gender or racial quotas should be prosecuted, boycotted or face class action lawsuits.a general strike by top men to shut down the entire power and water grid for a couple days would send a message that we're fed up with this hypocrisy. i never owned a slave ,never stole any native's land, never refused to hire a woman, never said a bad word to a homosexual, yet because i was born white male i began encountering gender quotas in the mid 80's -immediately after i left school and started applying for industrial jobs. millions of western men lost their decent paying manufacturing jobs , yet there's been over THIRTY YEARS of reverse discrimination in the shrinking opportunities for these men! here's a factoid: women now in the 20 to 31 age group earn 8% MORE than men the same age! this is in spite of the fact men are willing to work far longer hours and do dangerous shitty jobs. there can only be ONE reason for this-HATRED and envy- against straight white males. i HAD classic liberal values throughout my life,befriended people of all colors and sexes-but now ,we have METOO extrajudicial witch hunts-blatant violations of straight male's due process constitutional rights. when society turns against the very core group of REAL men who BUILT this civilization from the ground up, guess what happens-they pull support and it collapses like Rome did.  Feminist/Marxists disparage MGTOW ,but they should worry more about white ultranational resistance -the result when democratic rights are denied to the very group who introduced the concept to society. current western males are constantly blamed as a group for wrongs of the distant past,yet given no collective credit for the advances that white dudes created which everyone takes for granted.
Fashion Review (24 days ago)
I don’t believe in Racial representation, I believe in Hard Work, if Asian Americans work hard, they deserve a shot at Havard, if black students don’t work to the expectations of Havard, they don’t deserve a shot end of
Michael Johnson (24 days ago)
What about multiracial people? If a person is 3/4 white and 1/4 black, he could get the unfair benefit of identifying to be black?
David B (28 days ago)
Harvard receives 40k applicants every year, but they only have 1600 slots for incoming Freshmen. Out of the 40K applicants, 12K are academically identical. They all have perfect SATs and Perfects GPAs. Instead of addressing affirmative action, I have a better question: Why don't they increase the number of incoming students from 1600 to 12K. If the business product is successful and demand is increasing you increase supply. The campus can be expanded and more students can be accepted. Problem solved, right? Not exactly. Harvard doesn't want this. Harvard wants to create a brand like Gucci. Harvard wants to limit supply and create exclusivity. I'm not saying it's right or wrong, I'm saying as an institution they are allowed to pursue how they want to be branded. But let's be clear, this has nothing to do with education and everything to do with business. They want to create the illusion of an elite. But with non-Ivy league schools passing Harvard in status: Stanford, MIT, Duke, NYU, Georgetown, etc. People are starting to see past the tacky branding tactics. I think discussions like this on YouTube only further glorify Harvard. They enjoy people fighting and arguing about how to "get in". A better argument would be why haven't they raised the number of incoming students over the past 30 years.
Show time (6 days ago)
Harvard wants to create a brand like Gucci. Harvard wants to limit supply and create exclusivity? My question is ...then why Harvard didn't create exclusivity against the white folks? why just against Asians?
TroutOfOrder (29 days ago)
How about no race consideration, just economic statuses. If a family, white, black, hispanic, asian, is very poor but one child is still able to focus in school, study hard but is also naturally very smart, that child deserves to go to Harvard. Nothing to do with race.
Michael Johnson (30 days ago)
We in America don't discriminate. That was the purpose of the Civil Rights Movement right?
Michael Johnson (30 days ago)
With or without affirmative action, I'll never get into Harvard.
Eric Swenson (1 month ago)
if you look at the top high schools in the country by test score, you'll see that these schools are 75% asian and 18% white. these schools are 100% merit based in how they accept students. if Harvard and Princeton were similarly merit based, they would show similar demographics to these top high schools. instead, they are 40% white and 22% asian. effectively, the admissions board is cutting 52% of asians and doubling the number of whites that would otherwise attend. (75% - 22%)/75% = 71% this is bad for white people in the long run, because you block the smartest hardest working students from meeting each other and leading the country, which means in the long run, the us will lose to smarter and harder working asian countries economies which have merit based systems. if whites want a strong economy, they should have merit based systems. imagine competing in the olympics and requiring that 40% of the swim team be asian for the us. the us would lose for the rest of eternity. there is a reason that Europe does not have strong tech companies, and it is literally a lack of intelligence and work ethic, which means those countries are poorer in a global economy. Stuyvesant demographics: https://static01.nyt.com/images/2012/02/26/education/26stuy-graphic/26stuy-graphic-articleInline.jpg Dougherty demographics: https://bayareafam.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/chartgo.png sat score by race: https://i1.wp.com/www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ccf_20170201_reeves_1.png?w=768&crop=0%2C0px%2C100%2C9999px&ssl=1
Show time (6 days ago)
We are already losing smart Americans to East Asia countries. Many of them after getting rejection from top USA colleges, they got sent to China for ivy leagues college education. These Americans are your future scientists and engineers who had received top public education from USA high schools but got rejected by top USA colleges because of their skin color.
Handyman (1 month ago)
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Martin Luther King, Jr.
Da Noob Sandstorm (1 month ago)
Poor Asian students who are just above the poverty line and are too honorable to go on government welfare, are discriminated against in the admissions process while a middle class African American or Latino gets a leeway up.
kwaku ba (1 month ago)
Well I hope the case ends affirmative action. We don't need affirmative action. We need strong families raising good kids who pursue academic attainment. And the rest will take care of itself. If you can't get into Harvard there are plenty of top notch state universities from coast to coast. Not going to Harvard will not stop you from pursuing whatever Farrar you want.
Shay Cormaic (1 month ago)
Hell yes end this dumb and shiity program
arronnov (1 month ago)
Lets clarify something about Affirmative action and this law suit by Asians about Affirmative action. First of all, Affirmative actions since its creation has and continued to benefit white women more than anybody else. This notion of Affirmative actions specifically was created for black people is a lie. During and after its creation, the word minority was and is pushed as meaning black. Well, that is not the case. Minority went on to mean not only black but women, latinos, gays, and Asians. Second, you Asians that are complaining. You can eat a dick. Black people are the only so-called minority group that has paid the damn price. We went to slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, lynching and etc. We have fought in ever war in the history of this nation. You Asians come to America and make you lively hood off of black people by the businesses you setup in black communities. You then act like somehow, you've experienced what black people have gone through and continue to go through in this country. Your mind sets are just like whites toward black people. Your own groups interest first. I have no issue with that but not at the expense of black people.
arronnov (6 days ago)
+Show time Western civilization has never been about moving on from their history. Matter of fact, they during slavery, with colonialism and imperalism what to impose their history on others and dictate the history of others. Asians have never gone through and still go through what black people have gone through here in America. They choose to come to America. In case you didn't know, the black population has always been bigger than all Asians combined since the creation of America right up to this day. Asians come here with their cultural identity and continuity in tact. Their identity, culture, language , names , and etc was and is never forced away from them. These Asians the last 30 to 50 years sure know how to say nigger or set up shop with their businesses in black communities. They see themselves a white Asians.
Show time (6 days ago)
+arronnov Also don't you think it's time to move on about past history and start working hard for the future? If the East Asians can do it you black folks can also. You want to talk about racism? Asian Americans are being treated like foreigners and constantly being asked "where are your from?" "Go back to your country." "Do you speak English?" No matter how hard they work, how almost all of them contribute to tax money to USA government, most of them don't get any government financial aids, they are still perceived not good enough to be Americans. The white folks from Harvard even rate Asian applicants the lowest when compare to other race on likability,helpfulness,integrity, and courage.  So sorry black folks, you are not the only most discriminated against race in USA. East Asians they get it just as bad. Back then many died freezing to death or blown up while doing slavery work with low wage jobs like building railroad and mining. And now in 2019 I dare to say East Asian Americans have the hardest lives in USA. No matter how hard they work they are just NOT GOOD ENOUGH to be treated fairly under the constitution of USA.
arronnov (1 month ago)
+Handyman That was a fantasy not a reality Ethnicity hasn't gone anywhere and its not going anywhere. Every group on this planet especially here in America practice their own group interest and survival first except for black people We are told that is bad and anti American. We are suppose to be be for all people. Guess what! All non black people aren't for us when it comes to power, wealth, economic or politics. We as group collective aren't suppose have independent power to secure our own interest and survival. We are suppose to be up under white power and Asian power.
Handyman (1 month ago)
arronnov: "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Martin Luther King, Jr.
Frederick Yax (1 month ago)
Good.... admission should be based off intelligence not race.
Da Mao (1 month ago)
am Asian....my son Jr in high school..applying for collge.   Just need to change his name to Jamal Little Bird. Check correct box on race box, voila! problem solved!
Da Mao (1 month ago)
I am Asian, 5'7", 50 year old, has a vertical leap of 2 inches and 25# overweight (now 30# after Thanksgiving).  I still support affirmative action......in the NBA.  Need more diversity in professional sports.
T S (1 month ago)
bout time
George Martinez (1 month ago)
Students are more than just GPA's and test scores. Out of the 35k or so applications to Harvard, about 8k or so have perfect GPA. How do you determine who are the 2k or so that get accepted? You can't just look at GPA and test scores as there are many other qualitative components to the application process. Where you went to HS and the classes you took (easy or hard) also have an impact to how you perform in college. Harvard isn't just going to accept the "top" 2k students if they are all interested in STEM fields. They are building a well rounded class that includes people interested not just in STEM fields but also in the humanities, arts, performing arts, social studies, etc. Harvard is interested in building a diverse community of students that resembles the make up of the real world and allows students to learn from and work with diverse groups. GPA's and test scores don't always allow for a well rounded class. Then there is also the extra curricular activities. Colleges need students that bring in diversity in sports and other activities like poetry, literature, speech and debate, etc. Race is but one of 90+ areas Harvard and other colleges look at when evaluating students. In many ways, even if race wasn't listed, it would still make its way unto other parts of the application in the form of the personal essay, as it is very much a part of who the student is; and is very much part of their culture and fabric of who they are.
Gordon Schnick (1 month ago)
Affirmative action is just double racism.
winterbreeze32 (1 month ago)
Affirmative action should be based on socioeconomic status.
Sapphire Orchid (2 months ago)
That's the ultimate slap in the face for me. To be admitted not by merit, but by my skin color or who I know.
Cook Alan (2 months ago)
During the lawsit Harvard has testified that race, when considered in admissions, can only help, not hurt, a student’s chances of getting in.It seems that maybe Harvard is progressive enough to let everyone win in a zero-sum game, or they are just being hypocritical enough to believe this kind of nonsense.
MrPingn (2 months ago)
What did you expect? Harvard engaged in a dick measuring contest over race. Discriminating against people purely because of their race. And so what if Asians are getting in more? As long as they are busting their butts and earning it I don't see the problem. By that same argument women are a growing majority in college. Male special aid when? I think we probably need to keep it to merit. Though personally I think we've put too much stock into college degrees period. Those degrees ultimately only say you passed a class. Not that you can do the job or have learned. All I heard growing up was more employers would require degrees. Meanwhile we need more people in trades and skills.
R B (2 months ago)
If you want to know the demographics of Harvard without Affirmative Action and Legacy admission, look at Stuyvesant High School in NYC. Harvard will be at least 70% Asian, 20% Jews, 7% White, 2% Hispanic, and less than 1% Black.
Ald Performance (2 months ago)
I just saw something explaining more about this whole subject . It’s sad because the guy doing the lawsuit isn’t really actually wanting to help people
Hung Tran (2 months ago)
So college admission is ok to use race as a factor. But everything else is racist?
Jenna D (2 months ago)
I have never been for affirmative action, but I’m always so baffled at how many people attack black applicants as if they are the reason for them not being accepted. Liberals have worked very hard to hide the fact that it is women, specifically white women who benefit from it the most.
enigma mist (2 months ago)
The anchor has 4 white kids and 2 got in and 2 are left. So obviously this defensive behavior. Watch the other interview of him with an Indian man.
Brandon Griggs (2 months ago)
Pyrimidal (2 months ago)
Lmao love how everyone is calling Hispanics and blacks "minorities", when the Asian population is one of the smallest minorities. At this point it seems the word is describing socio-economic status rather than % of the population.
Tha GOAT (2 months ago)
Pyrimidal I definitely agree with that to an extent. Like it makes no sense for a minority who scored 1000 to be at harvard. but i feel like if an asian has 1600 vs nonasian with 1500 you should look holistically at the application because both scores are really high already
Pyrimidal (2 months ago)
+Tha GOAT I agree with the minimum test score idea, but I personally wouldn't mind going to a school full of Asians, and I'm fairly sure there are quite a few others out there who wouldn't mind either. I just think that colleges should look for merit first, diversity second.
Tha GOAT (2 months ago)
I think all college should have minimum test scores but then after you meet the score they look at everything else
Tha GOAT (2 months ago)
Pyrimidal I'm just saying people don't want to go to a school full of asians. but I think we both can agree that students who get in solely because of race shouldn't be at the school. I think we can both agree that Ivy leagues schools should have a minimum score requirement but I feel as though after that then they should be able to look at everything a student has to offer for example race.... But the minimum score should be really high like 1450 SAT and 32 ACT.
Pyrimidal (2 months ago)
+Tha GOAT Okay, but WHY though? How is diversity more important than merit? People who get in based on merit are those who deserve to be at the college more than the competition, and are likely to use the college's resources for better and more innovative purposes. People who get in by diversity are far less likely to be as successful in the college as someone who has gotten in by merit, and really the only thing they offer is a different skin color or accent to the class. If you want diversity, you're surrounded by it when ever you go to a major city or whatever. You'll find plenty of different heritages there.
LES (2 months ago)
Affirmative action ran its course a long time ago. Times have changed. America has has two black Presidents so far, counting Bill Clinton.
Dani Jo (2 months ago)
Showing your asses in the comments. Because of one or two anecdotal stories you’ve been told you think that affirmative action admits black and Latino students at a whim- and without a strong academic background. As a black woman with a full ride to a top university — this is often the sentiment shared with me (when I never even asked whether or not they thought I was deserving of a scholarship) I was rejected from every ivy (and some of my “safety” ) schools even with a perfect sat and high gpa. Do you assume that there aren’t THOUSANDS of black peoples applying to these schools and just ... not getting rejected? Like are you that dense?
Dani Jo (2 months ago)
Liz Brooks lol I don’t need to prove my highschool grades to a random fart on the internet . I’ll enjoy my success and google internship in peace 😆 you can believe it or not.
Dani Jo (2 months ago)
Liz Brooks and out of all the groups to target, African Americans? Who usually make up 5% OR LESS of a campus? Not legacy kids or trust fund kids- or those with powerful political ties? Not those who didn’t even write their college essays because they could afford to pay thousands of dollars for someone else to do so? But somehow - we’re the problem?
Dani Jo (2 months ago)
Liz Brooks so what about all my cohort of black female friends with similar gpas... who did the SAME program I did. Who got rejected from ALL the schools I got into? You’re drastically underestimating the number of qualified black candidates that apply. The recruiting doesn’t mean that as a black woman you’re automatically going to get in. You still need to best of the best.
spongebob-roundpants (2 months ago)
Asian dude in thumbnail we all know whats up
EpixDevo (2 months ago)
Why they do all these stats.Get a excellent gpa and academic background with ap.Please don't let "affirmative action stats"determine your secoundary education.
You only Die when you get killed (2 months ago)
Thank God that they are trying to get ride of that racist rule. It wasnt a positive thing at all. You should always give a spot in any college to people who are most qualified for the spot.
Alec Arena (2 months ago)
Why will Asian and white populations on campus increase and why will latino and black populations decrease? that is an important question that seemed to conveniently not be asked
Weird Al Yankovic (2 months ago)
"Educational benefits of affirmative action for white and Asian students"? What a load of baloney
Angel Flores (2 months ago)
G G (2 months ago)
Asians fucking shit up as usual.
Mike Bready (2 months ago)
Maybe those black students should, um, study more? So they can get in on merit rather than melanin? What do you say?
Caleb Benefield (2 months ago)
Are Asians not considered "of color"???? 🤔
REDEX SUBZERO (2 months ago)
no u cant use race to diversify anything it still racism, harvard should be more about who is smarter and nothing else
LilJbm1 (2 months ago)
Good, affirmative action is racist and should end immediately.
3280774 (2 months ago)
It is white America's fault. Low black admission is due largely to denial of resources, mobility, and attainment within black communities even far past the civil rights area, even now black citizens find it hard to transition into the middle class. So what should be done? What should have been done before. Instead of dangling a path out of black communities you need to pump wealth into them for education, jobs, opportunity, and let the black people within that community actually get a reasonable share of the wealth when it prospers. Only then can you cure the historical imbalance between investment in white and black.
3280774 (18 days ago)
+bademoxy Or better yet you can get an education so you know who drove the transatlantic slave trade 😂
bademoxy (18 days ago)
maybe blacks can go back to the african tribes which sold their ancestors and demand land there to build their OWN universities and communities
Jedrak Virgil (2 months ago)
Good. Using race is fucking racist. America is a meritocracy or at least was meant to be one. I don't care how many blacks whites latinos or whatever are on your campus. Admitting people based on race is racism.
Tha GOAT (2 months ago)
I don't want a school full of asians call it what you want... no one does. 40% at MIT is way to high
jon p (2 months ago)
lol so preventing blacks and latinos from getting into harvard is racist, but preventing asians from getting into harvard isnt? total bullshit, liberal SJW's always end up defeating themselves and the hypocrisy here is absurd all of life should be merit based. if you work hard and sacrifice in order to get ahead, you will get ahead. likewise, if your parents sacrificed and worked hard to put their children ahead, their children will get ahead. its about personal choice and what you choose to do with the little time you have. total bullshit, trying to smear this lawsuit as racist against blacks and latinos, when they are the ones unfairly benefitting from affirmative action to the detriment of asians and whites. total bullshit
ya boi (2 months ago)
i think we need more affirmative action as people of color are being discrimanated for their skin color or watever
Skyace 95 (2 months ago)
Finally! We can end this systemic racism that the left is always complaining about! Wait you’re saying their not happy? Because it won’t benefit them anymore? I’m shocked
Derek A (2 months ago)
Hopefully it does. Affirmative action is just discrimination disguised as progressiveness.
Nick Harris (2 months ago)
I wish you could accept people based off their background rather than race. I don’t think it’s possible though. Someone who had to struggle their entire life and get a 4.0 vs someone who was privileged and got a 4.0 isn’t determined by race.
Grok Effer (2 months ago)
The current system is unfair and needs to change.
crm1225 (2 months ago)
If this wasn't an issue, people would be complaining that Harvard is 75% asians and that they don't do enough to fairly admit other races. This is most likely a thing because they get so many well qualified Asian applicants, they cannot accept them all. There's always something to complain about
Tha GOAT (2 months ago)
thank you!! i don't want a school full of asians
Obrien Jackson (2 months ago)
The moral problem is each one is good and/or bad between having equal opportunity or more diversity in school.
Chris McCormack (2 months ago)
I call bullshit on his numbers at 2:54 Asian student increase 3-5% White student increase "large" Black and Latino student decrease 50% Black student decrease 14-6% Latino student decrease 14-9% Do these numbers seem made up to anyone else? How could you possibly have a 50% decrease of Black and Latino students, without either of those subgroups breaking 15%? And where is the corresponding increase in Asian and White students?
Vitaliy Juterbog (2 months ago)
Oh oh, no more racism. Now what?
John Ryan (2 months ago)
Wasn't it Dr. Martin Luther King that said he dreams of the day people will be judged by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin? I guess that day hasn't come yet.
Roman (2 months ago)
50% decline? .... that means 50% aren't in there based on merit. that a large number. didn't expect that.
Thomas H.L. (2 months ago)
They are "trying" to scare you (CNN) by saying oh this will abolish Affirm. Act. but its based off this guys unqualified projections, projections made without ALL the data. Again CNN misinforming the public
E REN (2 months ago)
Finally equal rights for all 🇷🇺🤖
Mike B (2 months ago)
How about discrimination based on physical nature? How many athletes unfairly get into colleges around the country simply because they can play a game pretty well leaving some poor deserving kid who might not have good hand/eye coordination and will actually benefit from the education at his disposal?
TheRyeguy35 (2 months ago)
I think a problem is also that too many people are going to college when they don’t need to. Engineers, doctors, lawyers, etc. should be the only ones going to college - those that actually require a higher education. Imagine if a future scientist who may have discovered something great for humanity was denied entrance into a good college because of their race, while the one who was accepted over him or her and would’ve decided to change their major to art or something totally different. I’m sure that this situation isn’t applicable all the time but I’m sure it has happened before, and while I’m for everyone getting the opportunity, I think they should only if they deserve it, and not having race in the equation at all. High schools always push for 4 year college as if it’s the only choice but it’s not - you could join a vocational school and learn a trade, attend a community college, try an apprenticeship or fellowship, join the military, or even try to start a business. That might not fix the whole problem but I believe it’s a step. There are too many people going to public universities that really don’t need to be there. In a perfect world, automation will take over all of our jobs and we can live as we please and have free college and everyone will be able to go, but we’re possibly hundreds of years from that. So for now I think we should teach the younger generations about the choices they have for after high school, and not just college.
seventhsinn (2 months ago)
good about time.
skibike01 (2 months ago)
I love how this comes up as soon as a minority feels discriminated against. If they win there will be a problem that they do not have enough diversity. You can’t win in this world.
Glitchin98 (2 months ago)
CNN is so unbiased....
TELEVISIBLE (2 months ago)
fix the living conditions of black and latino , instead of a fake affirmative act !black and latino remains poor even after they recieved higher education !
Brandon J (2 months ago)
African Americans should have free admission to any college in America...
ems (2 months ago)
The Real Racism in U.S.A. !!!!!
collin huey (2 months ago)
ok end affirmative actions rich asians will move away from home and live wth poor grand parents to show they are econ disadvantage
Skies S (2 months ago)
I can’t wait for affirmative action to finally be destroyed. then more Asians will get into college and less blacks will!
Skies S (2 months ago)
Justin that’s not what I said bitch lol
Tha GOAT (2 months ago)
Skies S why would you want a school full of asians wtf
Tress Braga (2 months ago)
Good! Affirmative action was and is intended for Black Americans ONLY. Period. This is the problem I see with my party, the left -- it panders to all minority groups so that it could rack up a collective minority vote. But all of this pandering has only hurt the black community. I say abolish affirmative action if you are not black. BTW, let's not kid ourselves... this is an immigration-related issue! Illegal immigration and anchor babies have hurt the black community. This madness has got to end, if not blacks are more and more switching to the Republican Party. I just might do the same.
omegagilgamesh (2 months ago)
I'm not a lawyer, so I always assumed affirmative action was about NOT making admittence or hirings based on race.
Resvrgam (2 months ago)
That’s great news! Affirmative Action is an extremely racist/sexist set of policies that reduce people to their genitals and skin colour while simultaneously penalizing merit and ethnic/sex majorities.
Kevin (2 months ago)
Who cares if you didn’t get into Harvard? A true scholar shouldn’t care about the “status” of getting into a brand name school. Someone who is a genuine disciple of academia will thrive in whatever educational environment they are placed into because at the end of the day it’s about one thing and one thing only: learning. There are plenty of people who made an impact in the world without “going to Harvard”
Handyman (1 month ago)
The point is not going to Harvard or the numerous colleges that practice Affirmative Action policy. The point is fair and equal treatment and not to be discriminated against on the basis of race.
Mudig (2 months ago)
What about those rich kids who get in bc of money/nepotism? I'm sure you right wing nutsacks are against that too, right? Retards like George Bush should never have got in but they did and you don't think that's wrong?
B A (1 month ago)
Mudig I have zero doubt GWB paid for half of his exams and homework, while he probably did some of it... while smoking a lot of weed.
EmpiricalPragmatist (2 months ago)
Read the comments, genius. Tonnes of people are complaining about that too.
Tahoe Phoenix (2 months ago)
LoL more like 50 percent More Asians you idiot
yungnflashytv (2 months ago)
Wait wait wait so 1in 4 students at Harvard are of Asian decent? Did I hear tht right?
J S (2 months ago)
IMO the most qualified people should be let in. Competence>Forced Diversity.
Roger Wang (2 months ago)
Question: Would we give a quota to Neanderthals in Harvard if they existed nowadays?
Poppa J Walker (2 months ago)
64standardtrickyness (2 months ago)
Asian priledge consists mostly of being yelled at and being compared to smarter/ more hardworking asian children a lot more than your white counterparts.
Dovakin Brown (2 months ago)
Equality of opportunity not result. I would be supportive of taking initatives to help latinos and blacks with education when they are younger and set them on a path that will allow them to compete with other students when at the university stage. But just giving a person a spot just because they're percieved to be discriminated upon is in fact directly discriminatory toward whites and asians
Dandy Chiggens (2 months ago)
Jews are more overrepresented than any other race.
Vindelextreme 2.0 (2 months ago)
the nba is like 99% blacks right. where is the affirmative action to get short 5 foot 5 asians into the nba. also i don't feel that leukemia paraplegic community is getting enough representation in the nba. i want the nba to be 1 quarter trans, 1 quarter the mentally ill, 1 quarter vulcans and 1 quarter bonobos. bonobos lives matter god damn it, its 2018
Desmond Burton (2 months ago)
Why aren’t Asians under affirmative action considering all the shit they had to go through in this country.
MissingNo (2 months ago)
All I heard is that 50% of the African Americans and Hispanics were under qualified for admissions when compared to Asian American students. Am I wrong?
med ray (2 months ago)
There will be no black and Amigo doctors. Only Asian medical doctors & PhDs left.
Master Loner (2 months ago)
godxxofxxwar22 (2 months ago)
Wowwww 50%, that’s kinda bullshit, as a white person that means there is roughly 50% of “minority’s” that I am actually much more qualified then that ultimately will get it over me. That is discrimination!
Miranda Elaine (2 months ago)
America is a country where people are judged on the content of their character, not the color of their skin. This shouldn’t change, no matter what the intent.
TUBESTEAKNIG (2 months ago)
It better... This discrimination has been known for years already, why is something only being done now that there's a lawsuit? Pathetic.