o this is how fairness works. An article in the Los Angeles Times, which not only buries the lede but bears the unilluminating title “For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions,” reveals that the SAT — the standardized test used by college admissions offices the nation over — is guilty of racial bias … against students of Asian extraction.
And for so-called students of color.
According to Ann Lee, “co-founder of HS2 Academy, a college prep business that assumes that racial bias is a fact of college admissions and counsels students accordingly”:
African Americans received a “bonus” of 230 points….
“Hispanics received a bonus of 185 points.”…
Asian Americans … are penalized by 50 points — in other words, they had to do that much better to win admission.
“Do Asians need higher test scores? Is it harder for Asians to get into college? The answer is yes,” Lee says.
There is no mention of whether white students are penalized, but even if they are not, they are still disadvantaged by the edge given to black and Hispanic students.