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A Telling Quote

It explains much.

From the novel Majestrum by Matthew Hughes:

A lifelong habit of being right also had the effect of diminishing one’s social appeal, especially among those who prefer to keep the bubble of their various illusions a safe distance from a needle-sharp and probing intelligence.

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Movement

Harvard Accused Of 'Racial Balancing': Lawsuit Says Asian- Americans Treated Unfairly

Ongoing issue and debate in the US, which provokes the usual spill over in Canada:

In an intense legal battle over the role of race in Harvard University’s admissions policies, a group that is suing the school says Harvard lowers the rankings of Asian-American applicants in a way that is unconstitutional.

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Multiculturalism

Harvard University, bias against Asian-Americans, affirmative action and "life itself"

Edward Blum, using Asian-American student grievances to destroy affirmative action

Towards the end of the very fine documentary “The Chinese Exclusion Act” that I reviewed for CounterPunch on Friday, May Ngai, the radical history professor at Columbia University, weighs in on the new forms of discrimination that Chinese face even as the vicious racism directed against coolie labor has ended: 1,900 more words

Academia

Harvard Rated Asian-American Applicants Lower on Personality Traits, Lawsuit Says

Personal ratings brought down Asian-American applicants’ chances of being admitted, according to an analysis filed by a group suing the school for bias.

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NYT

Harvard Rated Asian-American Applicants Lower on Personality Traits, Lawsuit Says by ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS


By Bhavesh Patil

Personal ratings brought down Asian-American applicants’ chances of being admitted, according to an analysis filed by a group suing the school for bias. 7 more words

IFTTT

Here's How Harvard's Affirmative Action Case Affects Future Black Students

A group lawsuit against Harvard University alleging racial discrimination in its admissions process will likely affect Black students who make up just a fraction of the school’s population. 503 more words

Nation