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August 16, 1987

It's one thing to document possible discrimination against Asian applicants by UC Berkeley admissions. It's another thing to use the story's subject, Yat-pang Au, as a case in point. Only at the end of the article does the author mention that this applicant's numbers were too low for admission to the engineering school and especially for the double major he chose. Would this student and his parents and the exploitative writer have preferred a less objective and thus less fair admissions standard than the one used? What about the other Asians who met the score requirements and were accepted?

Discrimination does, and always has, existed. But here is an instance that doesn't support the charge.

Sandra Chang

Los Angeles

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