Now Harvard University is being sued by a group of Asian Americans who said they were discriminated against to allow African Americans into the university even though their high school GPA’s and entrance exam scores were much better than the students who took their place.
In my opinion, these young Asian Americans will win their case even though it might end up with the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has never ruled that race-based criteria should be a major factor in whether someone gets into college. Quite frankly, these young Asian Americans were discriminated against because of the color of their skin. It’s a classic case of reverse discrimination.
If a university wants to pursue more African American diversity then if two people are competing for a spot and they both have similar backgrounds (i.e. extracurricular activities, GPA’s, SAT scores, etc.), then they could give the nod to an African American student but to allow them preference when they don’t have even close to the high scores the Asian Americans were turning in, is wrong both legally and morally.