Former Ivy League admissions dean: ‘Racial stereotyping is alive and well’

(From Business Insider)

By Peter Jacobs

Highly qualified Asian-American college applicants may be rejected from elite schools because of their race, according to Sara Harberson, a former Ivy League admissions dean.

“Nowadays nobody on an admissions committee would dare use the term racial ‘quotas,’ but racial stereotyping is alive and well,” Harberson writes in a Los Angeles Times op-ed article. “And although colleges would never admit students based on ‘quotas,’ they fearlessly will ‘sculpt’ the class with race and gender percentages in mind.”

Harberson is the former associate dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania and the former dean of admissions and financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College. Read more

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