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The Trump administration has reversed Obama-era policies encouraging universities to consider race as a factor in admission. The Justice and Education departments jointly announced this week that they had rescinded guidelines encouraging colleges to racially diversify their campuses. Click to see full-sized. This story about racial factors in college admissions and completion was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for the Hechinger newsletter.
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But the rampant racism to which these pointers allude, if real, is even sadder. The premise is that affirmative action enables colleges and universities to discriminate against Asian applicants simply because there are so many of them on campus already. Some Asian Americans have had a beef with race-conscious admissions for decades. Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin , they argue , only scraped the surface of a much deeper, much more insidious problem: the exclusion of deserving Asian Americans from higher education. Nor is it clear that Asians and affirmative action are the foes that the headlines and lawsuits and petitions make them out to be.
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Facts about race and college admission
The Spotlight Team. Today's story was written by Dungca. One day this fall, Rachel Domond, a third-year student at Northeastern University, conducted a counting exercise that has become all too familiar for many African-American students. She sat on the red couches on the second floor of the Curry Student Center and scanned the room for others who looked like her.
Messages posted at Washington University in St. Louis point to a problem of anti-Asian racism, which students and others say is often ignored. Anti-Asian racism is something that she and other Asian American students felt everyday. The characterization of Asian students as "taking over" is common, and not just specific to Washington University, said Julie Park, an associate professor at the University of Maryland at College Park. In , a student at the University of California, Los Angeles, posted a YouTube video that criticized Asian students for talking loudly in the library and having family members visit them.