The Asian Tax

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The Asian Tax

Post by Jim the Moron » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:03 am

"Affirmative Action Battle Has a New Focus"

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/02/us/a ... icans.html

Trashing "the whole concept of meritocracy . . ."

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Re: The Asian Tax

Post by Jim the Moron » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:23 pm

"College admissions probe relates to bias against Asian Americans"

http://www.atimes.com/article/college-a ... americans/

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Re: The Asian Tax

Post by cassowary » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:51 am

Racists

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Re: The Asian Tax

Post by neverfail » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:06 am

Jim, why did you name this discussion The Asian TAX? This topic does not seem to be about taxation at all but of the efforts by the admittedly somewhat snooty administrations of some of your high class colleges to maintain traditional high standards and a seemly tone on campus by keeping out the riff-raff. :mrgreen:

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Re: The Asian Tax

Post by Jim the Moron » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:06 am

neverfail wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:06 am
Jim, why did you name this discussion The Asian TAX? This topic does not seem to be about taxation at all but of the efforts by the admittedly somewhat snooty administrations of some of your high class colleges to maintain traditional high standards and a seemly tone on campus by keeping out the riff-raff. :mrgreen:
Please read the linked NYT article; you will discover why "The Asian Tax" was chosen as the title. And, it wasn't about maintaining "traditional high standards" - rather, the opposite.

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Re: The Asian Tax

Post by neverfail » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:47 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:06 am

Please read the linked NYT article; you will discover why "The Asian Tax" was chosen as the title.
I did!

:? :?: :?: :?:


Still perplexed by your strange choice of title.

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Re: The Asian Tax

Post by Jim the Moron » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:33 am

And, n'fail, I too am perplexed, perplexed by:

1. Your failure to understand why I extracted a direct, apropos quote (The Asian Tax) from the NYT article.

2. Your failure to comprehend the commentary contained in the two linked articles.

But, it's not too late for you to provide an alternative title to this thread. And, it's not too late for you to provide cogent commentary on the subject, assuming you have actually read and comprehended the articles.

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Re: The Asian Tax

Post by Jim the Moron » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:47 pm

"Evidence of bias against Asian-Americans deserves legal scrutiny"

https://wsj.com/articles/what-is-harvar ... BV1_092216
"What is Harvard Hiding?"

". . . an Asian-American must score 140 points higher on the SAT than a white counterpart, 270 points higher than a Hispanic student, and 450 points higher than a black applicant . . ."

". . . institutional racism."

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Re: The Asian Tax

Post by Jim the Moron » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:46 am

This is really heating up.

"Sessions Says DOJ to Probe Harvard University on Affirmative Action"
https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/ar ... ive-action

One would think that ivy colleges such as Harvard would want the best qualified student applicants in order to maintain superior standards. But no, even back many decades there were waspish pressures to limit Jews. More recently, colleges have been required to comply with affirmative action guidelines - colleges have no choice in the matter.

Now here come the Asians - another "threat?" Asian students could compliment efforts by top-ranked US colleges to maintain and enhance standards, if those colleges were willing to throw out their racist attitudes. Who might benefit from all of this? Lower-ranked colleges, who will get some top students turned away by so-called elite colleges.

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Re: The Asian Tax

Post by Milo » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:50 pm

In Canada there's no ivy league and IMO the system is better for it.

If a degree from one university is so much superior to another in the marketplace, merely because of the name of the university, then that is the thing to change.

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