Asian Majority a College Crisis?

Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow (Family News Network), May 21, 2010

The various school campuses around the Golden State show representation of Asians ranging between 40 and 54 percent of the total number of students while only representing 13 to 14 percent of California’s population. So the question is whether standards for admissions ought to be lowered in favor of non-Asians to create more of a balance in the schools’ student makeup.

Ward Connerly, founder of the American Civil Rights Institute (ACRI), explains that some administrators say there are just too many Asians and believe that “the only way to curtail that is to raise the standards on Asians and to apply a different standard to them than we apply to–quote–‘underrepresented minorities’ who are black, Native American and Hispanic.”

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The ACRI founder goes on to explain that he sees no problem with the Asian student population, but when he asked a UC administrator what was wrong with the school being dominated by Asians, he was told that they are “too dull–they study, study, study.”

Connerly suggests that while administrators are considering “discrimination” against Asians, they should be wondering whether those students will rise up against the proposal.

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