“Koreans must get a perfect score to go to a university”… This kind of ‘Harvard discrimination’ was put on the brakes

As the decision to unconstitutional of the ‘ Affirmative Action ‘ , a preferential policy for minorities that American universities have applied to freshman selection for the past 60 years, the Korean community in the United States is also keenly aware of the repercussions. In the local area, there is an expectation that “the rate of Asians, including Koreans with excellent grades, going to prestigious American universities will increase” and the observation that “universities can change the entrance examination method, so there will be no big change in the long run.”

The decision stemmed from a lawsuit filed by a group called ‘Students for Fair Admission’ ( SFA ), claiming that Harvard University and others are experiencing reverse discrimination against white and Asian applicants due to the preferential admission system for minorities. With this in mind, columnist David French of the New York Times ( NYT ) published a column titled, “Harvard broke the preferential treatment of minorities by itself” on the 29th (local time) when the ruling came out.

In his column, he said, “There is overwhelming evidence that Harvard University, the defendant in this lawsuit, actively discriminated against Asian applicants스포츠토토.” The reason was based on the fact that they are higher than Asians.”

It is criticized that prestigious universities, including Harvard, have ‘abused’ affirmative action as an entry barrier to entry for Asians, despite the fact that Asian students with high educational zeal have excellent grades on average among minorities in the United States.

In fact, experts in American university admissions said that it is true that Korean students with excellent grades had difficulties in entering their higher education due to the preferential racial scores given to blacks and Hispanics. Ji-na Kim, CEO of Admissions Masters, an admissions consulting firm in Los Angeles, said, “In the entrance examinations of prestigious US universities, black and Hispanic students are actually

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Representative Kim explained that black, Hispanic, and Latino students were usually able to pass the exam even if their SAT scores were about 100 points lower than those of Asians. Because of this ‘barrier’ , there was even talk in the Korean community that “it is difficult for Koreans to challenge the Ivy League if they do not get a perfect score on the SAT .”

Therefore, there is an expectation that the admission rate of Korean students with excellent academic performance will increase in the future. Representative Kim said, “For this reason, Korean parents with children of test takers are delighted (with this unconstitutional decision) saying, ‘Our child will not be discriminated against now’.”

In fact, after the state of California banned preferential treatment for minorities, the rate of Asians entering prestigious universities in the region has increased. For example, in the case of UCLA , a prestigious western US university, 29% of current undergraduate students are Asian, more than blacks (3%), Hispanics/Latinos (22%), as well as whites (26%).

On the other hand, some predict that this ruling will not greatly increase the acceptance rate of Asian applicants, including Korean students, in the long run. This is because there is a possibility that US universities will change their admissions policies and practices to accommodate the racial composition the school wants.It is pointed out that if the rate of Asian students going to the Ivy League (eight prestigious universities in the eastern United States) increases, universities can create new entrance barriers for Asians by increasing the weight of evaluation in areas other than grades. It is explained that each university can select students it prefers by utilizing the ‘Holistic Review’, a 

kind of multi-faceted evaluation that encompasses the applicant’s experience and characteristics . On this day, a user of Missy USA, the largest women’s community in the Americas, wrote in a post, “Even if the decision is unconstitutional, holistic reviews will be promoted anyway, and universities will do whatever they want because they do not line up based on test scores .” In fact, Harvard University, which is a party to the lawsuit, made it clear in a statement released after the Supreme Court decision that it would “definitely follow the Supreme Court’s decision” while continuing to pursue the value of diversity. Harvard said, “We believe that universities should be a place of opportunity open to the marginalized.”Some argue that the beneficiaries of the Supreme Court’s unconstitutional decision will be white people, not Asian students. “Today’s decision limits educational opportunities for students of color,” the Asian American Coalition at Harvard University said in a statement shortly after the decision was unconstitutional. will be replaced by a non-Asian white person.”In this regard, 

NYT columnist French argued that “Asian Americans have historically been discriminated against due to immigration restrictions and segregation policies.”

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