A coalition of Asian-American groups filed a federal complaint against Harvard University on Friday alleging the school engaged in "systemic and continuous discrimination" against Asian Americans during its admissions process. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean and Pakistani groups came together for the complaint, which was filed with the civil rights offices at the justice and education departments. They are calling for an investigation into Harvard and other Ivy League institutions that they say should stop using racial quotas or racial balancing in admission.Think of this as the Bakke case (and others) without the whiteface. Here you have a diverse group of students arguing that they are being hurt by the admission of lesser qualified diverse students.
"We want to eliminate discrimination of Asian Americans, and we want procedural justice for all racial groups," Yukong Zhao, one of the chief organizers and a guest columnist with the Orlando Sentinel, told NBC News. "All racial groups should be treated equal." [My underlines]It will be amusing to watch various parties arguing against equal treatment and equal standards as this case goes forward. That along with a lecture about the history of Jim Crow and slavery to which these groups will respond: "We had nothing to do with that." I will remind the reader that in the hierarchy of test scores Asians decimate the competition. You do not even want to see how poorly African-Americans do, on average, compared to Asians. Is it any wonder then that during the latest Baltimore "unrest" folks were "directed" to target Asian (and Arab) owned businesses? It's going to get really ugly when these assorted minorities who cannot be induced into "white guilt" because by technicalities they are not "white" become more and more vocal about why they should be subject to certain rules which apparently punishes them for working hard while they see (and are victims of) a relatively large number of black folks who mess about, destroying their future prospects who then demand special attention from various institutions. Post 2050 is going to be interesting.