Thursday, December 20, 2012

Inviting YOU to speak out at NY Times on admission

   NY Times invited S. B. Woo and 5 others to speak out on "top colleges limiting the number of Asian admissions." The site is called "Room for Debate." Click on http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate
   YOU are invited to comment on S.B.'s or all other's views. Let the world hear you on this critical issue! The following is S. B.'s submittal.
      Subject: What Price for Limiting Asian Enrollment?
   From the get-go I want to state that (1) there is irrefutable evidence that top colleges are limiting the number of Asian admissions, and (2) what's at stake is not a few more admissions for Asians, but the much larger interest of America.
   First, look at the following 3 facts.
(a) Princeton sociologist Thomas Espenshade reported in his 2009 book: "To receive equal consideration by elite colleges, Asian Americans must outperform Whites by 140 points, Hispanics by 280 points, Blacks by 450 points in SAT (Total 1600),"
(b) Asian Americans are not just good test takers. For example, in 2006, they were 27% of Presidential Scholars, who were chosen based on scholarship, service, leadership, and creativity, and
(c) See a powerful chart published by Ron Unz in The American Conservative. http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-myth-of-american-meritocracy/

   The % of Asian students in California Institute of Technology, which uses a "race-neutral" admission policy, roughly follows a time-dependent population of Asians of college ages. Those of Ivies stay fixed at 17% + 2%. It clearly shows that these colleges set a quota for % of Asian students.
   The above 3 facts point to top colleges' "merits-be-damned" attempt to limit the number of Asian students. They did that once before -- against Jewish students about a century ago.
   Now, let's see what is at stake? They include
i) America's core value of equal opportunity is trampled upon. America and Asian American students suffer.
ii) The 14th amendment on equal protection is trampled upon. Again, America and Asian American students suffer.
iii) The meritocracy of the American culture is compromised.
iv) The credibility of elite colleges suffers. The administrators of these colleges may be steadfast in their righteous posturing. But as the truth emerges, fewer people are with them; more are shaking their heads and chuckling at their facade.
   The meritocracy of the American culture is compromised. America's future is too important to allow this type of admission practice to continue hurting all of us. It's time for the game to stop.
Please go DIRECTLY to NY Times' website to express your view.

Now is the time to speak out!!!
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/12/19/fears-of-an-asian-quota-in-the-ivy-league

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Sincerely yours,
S. B. Woo, a volunteer,
President. 80-20 National Asian Am. Educational Foundation,Inc.
http://www.80-20EF.org
  
Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii passed away. 80-20 salutes him for his contributions to America.
 

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