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Harvard's Asian Quotas Repeat an Ugly History

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发表于 10-13-2019 12:04:37 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Please read "Osaka Giving up US Citizenship to Play for Japan in 2020 Olympics" which is not old. I simply recycled an old article -- Magellan (complete) -- that was duplicated, for new purpose.  

I will not post tomorrow (Columbus Day), lacking access to the Web.

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Jason L Riley, Harvard's Asian Quotas Repeat an Ugly History; Jews, long disfavored by elite universities, might find Judge Burroughs’s reasoning familiar. Wall Street Journal, Oct 9, 2019 (column).
https://www.wsj.com/articles/har ... history-11570575962

Quote:

"In 1914 about 40% of Columbia's students were Jewish. By 1918 effective quotas had reduced their numbers to 22%. In the 1920s Harvard and Yale would follow Columbia's lead. Harvard’s freshman class of 1925 was nearly 30% Jewish. The next year it fell to 15% and remained thereabouts for the next two decades.  Today's concern is the overrepresentation of Asian students on elite campuses and the sneaky ways that colleges go about capping their numbers.

"Harvard boasts that it vets applicants using a 'holistic' approach that weighs social characteristics as well as test scores. What often goes unmentioned is that Harvard and other schools developed this approach a century ago for the express purpose of excluding Jews.  Back then, Harvard argued that Jews were excellent students with deficient personalities. * * * Harvard maintained that it was trying to create a certain type of environment on campus, and Jews were a poor fit. 'No one suggested the Jewish students threatened academic standards,' wrote Stephen Steinberg in a 1971 Commentary magazine article about Jewish quotas in the Ivy League. 'Rather it was argued that the college stood for other things, and that social standards were as important and valid as intellectual ones.' Harvard is still making that argument * * *

"In her ruling, [federal] Judge [Allison D] Burroughs writes that * * * 'it would be unsurprising to find that applicants that excel in one area, tend to be somewhat weaker in other areas.' To Jews, such language and reasoning might sound painfully familiar. And if a judge today wrote that blacks or Hispanics excel at sports [or music] and have outgoing personalities, so it would be really surprising if they flourished academically as well, liberals would be calling for his head.

Note:
(a) Jason L Riley
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_L._Riley
(1971-  [age 48]; "In 2014, Riley published Please Stop Helping Us; How liberals make it harder for blacks to succeed." publisher: Encounter Books)
is black.
(b)
(i) Stephen Steinberg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Steinberg

I can not find his age, the year he was born. His (undated) photo looks like 70.
(ii) Commentary magazinehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commentary_(magazine) (is a monthly; Founded by the American Jewish Committee in 1945; based in New York City)
(c) Allison Dale Burroughs
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_Dale_Burroughs
(born in 1861 in Boston; BS Middlebury College [1800- ; private; in Middlebury Vermont], JD U Penn in 1981)
is an Obama appointee.


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