A recent study suggests that people who advocate merit-based college admission standards may alter their beliefs depending on which racial group benefits from said standards. Universities that employ affirmative action policies do so purportedly to correct racial imbalances. By taking race into account, colleges give certain minority applicants certain application advantages where historically systematic discrimination once prevented them from doing so. As a result, a non-minority student in the current ultra-competitive higher education climate may be passed over in favor of a minority student with lower test scores and less-impressive grades. As such, critics of affirmative action argue that the […]
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage month. Join along in paying tribute to the history and contributions of East Asian and Pacific Islanders to American culture and history. Asian Americans have made many long-term contributions to America as a country, from wartime efforts, to industry, to business, to entertainment, to academica, to culture. You can view read more about Asian American heritage month and how you can be involved in this celebration of Asian American culture at AsianPacificHeritage.gov.