My sons are white males, so I’ve been a bit paranoid about affirmative action for years. (I even called the diaper company and complained because there were no male white babies on the diaper!)

But some other people have more reason to be concerned, I think.

Maybe my friend Bev should be worried for Mei. Inside Higher Ed is saying that Asians are being discriminated against for college entrance.

It made me think of this article by Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker about discriminating against Jews at Harvard and Yale.

Both first glimpses of these articles came from one of my daily reads, Discriminations.

3 thoughts on “Discrimination

  1. The Gladwell article is facinating and makes you wonder. I also am not sure he makes a final conclusion on whether Harvard’s choices are right or wrong. And I find myself wondering too.

  2. Interesting article. I have already gotten the Asian remark when I mentioned to others that math was Mei’s favorite subject… Of course, those remarks are a little nicer than some others I have gotten (and read)about adopted children…

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