Universities and affirmative action go hand in racist hand. While Prius-driving leftists tout it for being so #woke, evidence shows affirmative action actually hurts minorities, in this case Asians (see Asian-Americans Denied College Admissions for Being Too Smart?!). Evidence which the Trump administration is seeking to make public.
The plaintiffs in a three-year-old lawsuit alleging decades of anti-Asian discrimination by Harvard University in admissions are getting a boost from the Trump administration.
The Justice Department, which is separately investigating a 2015 complaint filed on behalf of several Asian American groups, has asked the federal judge overseeing the case to unseal the mountain of evidence obtained by the plaintiffs.
The Justice Department said Harvard hasn’t made any legally compelling argument for continuing to hide the data – records related to hundreds of thousands of applications, which the plaintiffs claim constitute a smoking gun – but only legally meaningless “generalized assertions regarding student privacy and a purportedly proprietary admissions process.”
Such transparency is a big no no for left-leaning schools. After all, it’s progressives who have fought so hard to ensure affirmative action is a thing. All in the name of helping minorities. Except it turns out they’ve been helping some minorities while punishing others for being too smart. Too successful. Too not the “right” kind of minority. Oopsie.
This information exposes the program’s racist underbelly. Thus liberals are guarding it like Tess Holliday guards freshly baked cookies. Propping up special races while stomping down races deemed not-so-special isn’t a good look for the “tolerant” left.
It’s clear Asian-Americans with straight A’s have been rejected from universities like Harvard simply so their butts don’t hog seats the left would rather see warmed by darker derrieres. Don’t worry, I’m sure academia had a hard time choosing between qualified students and diversity rainbows.
Still, this is a sacrifice universities were willing to make. So long as nobody found out. Here’s hoping the Justice Department will shine a light on their idiocy.
Some of us miss the days when college was about expanding bright young minds rather than expanding diversity quotas.