Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Harvard University 'discriminates against Asian-Americans'
Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-American applicants, a non-profit group suing the flagship US academic institution has claimed. Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) said Harvard preferred white, black and Hispanic applicants, some less qualified than Asian-American ones. It said Harvard consistently ranked Asian-American applicants lowest on personal traits such as likeability.
Harvard denied this, saying admission rates for Asian-Americans had grown. Asian-Americans currently make up 22.2% of students admitted to Harvard, according to the university website. African-Americans constitute 14.6%, Hispanic or Latino 11.6%, Native American or Pacific Islander 2.5%.
A category of all others, mainly white students, is just under 50%.