Monday, August 16, 2010

Do Universities Discriminate against Asian-Americans?

Do Universities Discriminate against Asian-Americans? KQED 88.5FM, Forum 03/26/2010

A look into elite universities found that many Asian-Americans are denied admission, despite higher test scores and grades than students of other races. Does this mirror discrimination against Jews in academia in the 1950s and 60s, or does it reflect universities struggling to maintain diversity? We'll also look into new admissions policies at the University of California which critics say will reduce the number of Asian-Americans allowed in. (download mp3)

  • Angela Suh Um, founder and chief consultant with the Boston Academic Consulting Group and former employee in the admissions departments of MIT and Harvard
  • Daniel Golden, editor at large at Bloomberg News and author of "The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges -- and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates"
  • Ling-Chi Wang, retired professor of ethnic studies and Asian-American studies at UC Berkeley
  • Mark Rashid, professor of civil engineering at UC Davis and former chair of the UC's Admission Board (2006-2008)

Thanks, Candace Hardy!

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