U.S. Higher Education

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When is discrimination okay?

May 25, 2016, Ben Backes

This week the Asian-American Coalition for Education (AACE) filed an official complaint to the U.S. Office for Civil Rights against elite institutions, accusing them of discrimination against Asian-Americans in their admissions process. Ben Backes asks the hard question: Is discriminating against Asian-Americans justified if the alternative is the complete removal of race-based preferences and reducing the representation of black and Hispanic students at elite institutions?

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