#250posts24hrsAAPI - 34: Princeton, The Daily Mail, Buzzfeed, And Asian Bias

Saturday, May 20, 2017

A new article down at The Daily Mail and the ongoing battle against - well technically us.

Admission officers at Princeton University once noted that some American-Asian applicants were difficult to differentiate because of their 'very familiar profiles' and wrote that the potential students were 'standard premeds'. The comments were highlighted by federal investigators as part of a probe into allegations of racial bias within the Ivy League school's admissions system several years ago. While the seven-year investigation into its admissions practices was closed and the university was found not to have discriminated based on race, the documents highlighting the comments - some of which have been obtained by Buzzfeed - now form part of an ongoing legal battle.
And from Buzzfeed:
But documents obtained by BuzzFeed News show Princeton’s admissions officers repeatedly wrote of Asian-American applicants as being difficult to differentiate, referring to them dismissively as having “very familiar profiles,” calling them “standard premeds,” or “difficult to pluck out.” The comments were noted by civil rights investigators at the Education Department as they probed allegations of racial bias in the school’s admissions system.
Read The Daily Mail and Buzzfeed articles.