Now racist affirmative action bites Asian-Americans. Case heads to SCOTUS?

CAMBRIDGE, MA - FEBRUARY 21:  Harvard University students walk through the campus on the day Harvard University president, Lawrence H. Summers announced he is resigning at the end of the academic year February 21, 2006 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Summers

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Harvard University discriminated against very smart Asian-American students like Austin Jia, allowing people from other minorities who were less accomplished into the school.

There’s now a case which will probably be headed to the Supreme Court according to the New York Times.

“A rising sophomore at Duke, Mr. Jia attends one of the top universities in the country, setting him up for success," the newspaper reports.

“But with his high G.P.A., nearly perfect SAT score and activities — debate team, tennis captain and state orchestra — Mr. Jia believes he should have had a fair shot at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania. Those Ivy League colleges rejected him after he applied in the fall of 2015.

It was particularly disturbing, Mr. Jia said, when classmates with lower scores than his — but who were not Asian-American, like him — were admitted.

“My gut reaction was that I was super disillusioned by how the whole system was set up,” Mr. Jia, 19, said.

The Times says the case is aimed at the Supreme Court.

Read the rest at the NY Times

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