Ivy League, other top colleges, top US corporations are biased against Asian, using race-based quotas or caps to keep down the number of Asians

It’s known Asian immigrants are model minority. They value education, work hard; they obey the law, their families have strong bonds. A special group of people are afraid, they are trying everything to diminish Asian’s opportunity to achieve higher. In my company (internet computer software), their are special hire quota called “diversity hire”. People from non-Asian background got hired to the company, in a few years they are promoted to “senior engineer” with code output far less than average junior Asian software engineer. More astonishing, they have systematically created a network that makes it very hard for Asian students to get into the higher education. Here is just a tip of the iceberg of this kind of system:


Princeton is scrambling to prevent the release of a trove of its most sensitive admissions documents, including individual student files and information about how the school judges and selects its freshman class.

The data was provided to the Education Department as part of a years-long investigation, making it subject to Freedom of Information Act requests. If those requests are successful and the documents are made public, it could upend the world of Ivy League college admissions, shining an uncomfortable light on what is usually a clandestine process. It would also have the potential to deal a serious blow to affirmative action efforts by elite colleges.

The group pushing to obtain the information is Students for Fair Admissions, an anti-affirmative action group whose founder and president, Edward Blum, has worked for decades to dismantle laws based on race and ethnicity, bringing several successful cases to the Supreme Court.

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Students for Fair Admissions hopes the information will reveal what it has long alleged: that Ivy League and other top colleges are biased against Asian applicants, using race-based quotas or caps to keep down the number of Asians they admit to their tiny, highly selective classes each year.

The cache of “highly sensitive data about applicants,” as Princeton calls it, now sits in the hands of the Education Department, which collected the information over the course of almost seven years as part of an internal compliance review within its Office of Civil Rights. Princeton is suing to prevent the Department from releasing it.

“The fact that Princeton has sued suggests that Princeton has something very revealing it wants to hide about its admissions,” Blum said.

The university insists the government promised to keep much of the information confidential when it was first turned over, and has taken the highly unusual step of filing a “reverse FOIA” — a request for information not to be released. It says the admissions data violates the Trade Secrets Act and, if released, would seriously damage its image.

Princeton is one of several elite colleges embroiled in battles with Students for Fair Admissions, which has filed a slew of lawsuits and complaints against schools like Harvard, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Yale, Dartmouth, and Brown. The complaints allege that the schools unfairly discriminate on the basis of race in their admissions process — particularly against Asian-Americans.

The Education Department did its own investigation into the allegations against Princeton, the lawsuit says, and concluded the university didn’t discriminate on the basis of race.

But even if it isn’t incriminating, the data collected for that investigation is likely to be extremely controversial in the obsessive world of elite college admissions.

“Everyone want to see what goes on behind the curtain,” said Mimi Doe, the president of Top Tier Admissions, a college admissions advising company. While it is generally known that top schools give applicants numeric grades and rankings, Doe said, “We haven’t seen the qualitative piece of this — the unspoken quotas. What will probably come out is that, for years, colleges have been — just as they did in the 1940s with Jews — saying, ‘we don’t want this person, because this is a stereotypical Asian applicant.’ These kids are penalized because of their race.”

The admissions data, Doe says, has serious potential to lay bare some of the Ivy League’s other unsavory admissions practices, too, like the preference given to children of alumni and celebrities, or the way that even privileged applicants can be given preference based on race or their status as first-generation students.

“It won’t play well for Princeton when that comes out,” Doe said. “But it’s not illegal.”

In 2015, BuzzFeed News reported that a group of Stanford students had found what was essentially a loophole in federal law allowing students to view their own college admissions files.

Elite schools were flooded with requests from curious students desperate to find out what admissions officers had said about them — an onslaught that forced schools like Yale to begin purging their admissions archives, hoping to protect any more files from being released.

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学暗中采取的种族配额标准(Race-Based Quota),但是多年来常春藤学校一直否认。

2013年和2016年两次Fisher案再次表明,只有当 “既有的,合理的,无关种族的录取
标准” 无法满足有限的多元化目标时,才能在严格监管的情况下适当考虑种族,但是


反AA的“公平入学”组织创始人和主席Edward Blum几十年来一直要求法律废除基于种
朗, 达特茅斯,北卡。


统和民主党政客支持AA,这点是公开的。但是新任教育部长Betsy DeVos反对AA,她如

Mimi Doe,一家从事大学申请的公司总裁说:“每个人都想知道幕后的故事。众所周知
,很多顶级大学都给申请者排名打分,但是我们从来没见过确切的内容 – 那个不言而

2005年,普林斯顿大学社会学教授Thomas J. Espenshade 和 Chang Y. Chung发表了一
份调查结果,以SAT (大学入学考试,旧版1600分)成绩为例,比较了各族裔在大学录

白人 (非体育特招或校友子女): 0 (基准)
黑人: +230
西裔: +185
亚裔: –50
运动员: +200
校友子女: +160
个顶级私立大学需要SAT 1550分的话,白人只需1410,而黑人只需1100。综合考虑成绩



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A point of interest, or POI, is a specific point location that someone may find useful or interesting.
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Q1. Given the current location, how to find the most closest k points.
Q2. Given the current location, how to find all the points within k miles. 

A1. Geohash
A2. K-D tree
A3. Space-filling Curve 

intersection of intervals — search points in a range.
intersection of rectangles (using bst)   search overlapped intervals