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Asian Bias Probed at UC

November 27, 1988

Asian-Americans lobby to increase their representation at UC based on objective criteria like grade point average and the SAT. Blacks and Hispanics, who score lower on average, lobby to increase their representation based on demographics. Both approaches have been effective at the expense of white students, who have been victims of this double standard.

Putatively, white influence is all-pervasive, and can easily look after its own. In reality, UC policy on admissions and on hiring and promotion of faculty has become an arena for pressure-group politics. Blacks, Hispanics and Asians all have their pressure groups. Whites do not because theirs would fall under hammer-blow charges of racism.

The university should end its policy of racial entitlements, and try to uphold one encompassing ideal of academic excellence.

NED McCUNE

Costa Mesa

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