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Sun Oct 14, 2018, 05:41 PM

GOP courts Asian-Americans with drive to end affirmative action

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/14/asian-americans-affirmative-action-898521

A legal battle over Harvard University’s use of race in admissions beginning Monday will ratchet up the Trump administration’s war on affirmative action, a play to the president’s base that also highlights a Republican bid to win the allegiance of the fastest growing racial group in the nation.

Harvard is fighting a lawsuit that claims the elite school’s consideration of race in its ultracompetitive admissions process is unfair to Asian-American applicants. The Trump administration has thrown its support behind the suit and launched its own investigation into claims the Ivy League school is discriminating against Asian-Americans — moves that could allow the GOP to win over a new group of angry voters.

Asian-Americans have long supported Democrats, tending to favor gun control, pathways to citizenship — and even affirmative action. But a vocal and growing segment of the Asian-American population is fed up with the use of race in admissions, which they believe holds Asian-Americans to higher standards than other groups — and some Republicans see an opening to start to woo a new bloc of supporters. GOP candidates in at least two congressional races this year have railed against affirmative action in explicit bids for Asian-American voters.

Asian-Americans unhappy with the use of race “have an ear, because they occupy a pretty unique place in American politics: They’re nonwhite voters who are opposing affirmative action,” said Janelle Wong, a professor of Asian-American Studies at the University of Maryland who supports affirmative action.


GOP and their white nationalist supporters complaining that we're H-1bs stealing jobs or that we're not real US Citizens and shouldn't be allowed to vote got close to 90% of Asian-Americans to vote for Hillary against that orange shitheel.

Even that confederate Corey Stewart is trying to court Asian-American voters in Virginia hoping their ignore his white nationalism. As if anyone is going to fall for this nonsense. Back in WWII, the Nazis claimed the Japanese were "honorary Aryans" and better than all those other undesirable races. Promising to help one group rise up by stepping on the heads of other groups appeals to the worst aspects of human nature.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 05:52 PM

1. Increase enrollment in ivy league

When Yale admitted women in 1969 they increased enrollment so the nation could continue to receive its critical annual allotment of 1000 Yale men. I think President Kingman Brewster actually said basically that.They can add slots for Asians now. That actually makes good sense since an absurd number of fabulous students apply.

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Sun Oct 14, 2018, 06:15 PM

2. Almost a third of Harvard students are legacies,

who are 5x more likely to get in and mostly white and wealthy. End that type of “affirmative action” and there would be plenty of room.

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Response to torius (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 06:18 PM

3. yup. complaining about affirmative action is bs when they don't address this

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