The Asian quota is WORSE than the Jewish quota

December 20, 2012

At elite colleges:

After the Justice Department closed an investigation in the early 1990s into charges that Harvard University discriminated against Asian-American applicants, Harvard’s reported enrollment of Asian-Americans began gradually declining, falling from 20.6 percent in 1993 to about 16.5 percent over most of the last decade.

This decline might seem small. But these same years brought a huge increase in America’s college-age Asian population, which roughly doubled between 1992 and 2011, while non-Hispanic white numbers remained almost unchanged. Thus, according to official statistics, the percentage of Asian-Americans enrolled at Harvard fell by more than 50 percent over the last two decades, while the percentage of whites changed little. This decline in relative Asian-American enrollment was actually larger than the impact of Harvard’s 1925 Jewish quota, which reduced Jewish freshmen from 27.6 percent to 15 percent.

The percentages of college-age Asian-Americans enrolled at most of the other Ivy League schools also fell during this same period, and over the last few years Asian enrollments across these different universities have converged to a very similar level and remained static over time. This raises suspicions of a joint Ivy League policy to restrict Asian-American numbers to a particular percentage.

Meanwhile, the California Institute of Technology follows a highly selective but strictly race-neutral admissions policy, and its enrollment of Asian-Americans has grown almost exactly in line with the growth of the Asian-American population.

The last 20 years have brought a huge rise in the number of Asians winning top academic awards in our high schools or being named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. It seems quite suspicious that none of trends have been reflected in their increased enrollment at Harvard and other top Ivy League universities.

Harvard’s response does not contain a single number. It’s interesting how critics of affirmative action rely so heavily on numbers, while supporters avoid them like Asian applicants.

13 Responses to The Asian quota is WORSE than the Jewish quota

  1. Jim,MtnViewCA,USA on December 20, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Let’s see:
    a) legally in the US? check
    b) willing to work hard? check
    c) not sucking up taxpayer provided services? check
    d) adding to, not subtracting from, society? check
    This can’t be allowed to succeed. It might spread.

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  2. ip727 on December 20, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Yet they still as a group vote for the dims. It is a racial thing with them.

    • Jim,MtnViewCA,USA on December 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      A lot of Asians are natural Repubs/libertarians. They are entrepreneurial and so on.
      But plenty of Asians have learned how to get ahead in authoritarian countries: you go with
      the winners and user your power/influence to rip off the common citizens. Those Asians are
      natural Dems.

    • Rational on December 21, 2012 at 8:52 am

      For such a race group who should naturally be in the gop camp, yet, the majority still vote dems. It is either dem is doing a fantastic job attracting them or gop is too stupid, outdated and inadequate to welcome them. I believe it is the latter.

      For Jewish and Asian, two most intelligent and successful race groups among all others, gop still managed to piss them off. They offer more reasons to alienate than attract them.

      As demography trends continues, gop surely will become a permanent minority opposition party. For its supporters, sadly, the only thing they can do is whine.

  3. Setnaffa on December 20, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Wisdom and intelligence are not the same thing.

  4. Eric W. on December 20, 2012 at 10:42 am

    meh,they voted over 70% for Obama. Fuck them.

    • ip727 on December 20, 2012 at 11:59 am

      Racial blood always runs thicker than philosophy.

  5. Dinocrat » Blog Archive » Chart of the day on December 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    […] One of our classmates from long ago has a business in which she helps students from China to get into places like Harvard. Often the families will go to incredible lengths, such as moving part of the family to South America to get admitted under the Argentinian or Chilean quota, for example. The chart above is perhaps instructive. HT: PP […]

  6. fremont on December 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    city college, state college, better choice. the ivy league is full of legacy students. you meet a better class of people at city college, besides they don’t even have football at the ivy league.

  7. artist on December 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm
  8. Ripley on December 21, 2012 at 3:39 am

    This is pretty scary. What your saying is that it looks like Asians and Jews are smarter than other groups. Someone once told me that he thought Christianity kills brain cells. I was hoping he was wrong, but the evidence you show makes me thing he might be right.

  9. David Drucker on January 4, 2013 at 4:49 am

    The graph compares numbers (population of Asians) to percent enrollment. The population as a whole has increased over time. Where is the line representing the percentage of Asians in the college-age population over the time period?

    Secondly, the increase at Cal Tech may not be as dispositive if, for example, Asians are enrolling mainly to study STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) majors. A general university might not find as many Asians interested in, or as highly qualified for, liberal arts studies. What is the percentage of Asians in the STEM majors at the Ivies?