Schools Offer Empty Words to Asians
The horrific murders in Atlanta last week inspired an outpouring of support for Asian-Americans. “An attack on any group of us is an attack on all of us—and on everything we represent as an institution,” Harvard President Lawrence Bacow said in a statement. “To Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders in our community: We stand together with you today and every day going forward.” Virginia’s Fairfax County public schools proclaimed that “Anti-Asian hate impacts our students, our colleagues, our families, and our community” and promised to “address misinformation and xenophobic language” that promotes “exclusion” of Asian-Americans.
Yet these schools and many others discriminate against Asian-Americans in their admissions policies. In some cases, this practice is couched in doublespeak about “diversity,” “equity” and “inclusion.” In others, it is accompanied by the same type of bigotry these schools condemn.
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