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Harvard: Fairness or "Diversity" ?

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The ex-President still favors "Diversity"

 

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Let's let her know if you disagree.

Below is the letter she sent out - But she makes available no place to respond.

Those who read GEI can respond here, and a debate is most welcome

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Dear Alumni and Friends,

In the weeks and months ahead, a lawsuit aimed to compromise Harvard’s ability to compose a diverse student body will move forward in the courts and in the media. As the case proceeds, an organization called Students for Fair Admissions—formed in part to oppose Harvard’s commitment to diversity—will seek to paint an unfamiliar and inaccurate image of our community and our admissions processes, including by raising allegations of discrimination against Asian-American applicants to Harvard College. These claims will rely on misleading, selectively presented data taken out of context. Their intent is to question the integrity of the undergraduate admissions process and to advance a divisive agenda. Please see here for more information about the case.

Year after year, Harvard brings together a community that is the most varied and diverse that any of us is likely ever to encounter. Harvard students benefit from working and living alongside people of different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives as they prepare for the complex world that awaits them and their considerable talents.

I have affirmed in the past, and do so again today, that Harvard will vigorously defend its longstanding values and the processes by which it seeks to create a diverse educational community. We will stand behind an approach that has been held up as legal and fair by the Supreme Court, one that relies on broad and extensive outreach to exceptional students in order to attract excellence from all backgrounds.

As this case generates widespread attention and comment, Harvard will react swiftly and thoughtfully to defend diversity as the source of our strength and our excellence—and to affirm the integrity of our admissions process. A diverse student body enables us to enrich, to educate, and to challenge one another. As a university community, we are bound across differences by a shared commitment to learning, to pursuing truth, and to embracing the rigor and respect of argument and evidence. We never give up on the promise of a world made better by an assumption revisited, an understanding expanded, or a truth questioned—again and again and again.

Last month, I presided over our Commencement Exercises for a final time and reveled in the accomplishments of our graduates and alumni, and in the joy and pride of the faculty who educated them, the staff who enabled their manifold successes, and the family members who helped nurture them and their aspirations. Tercentenary Theatre was filled with individuals from the widest range of backgrounds and life experiences. It was a powerful reminder that the heart of this extraordinary institution is its people.

Now, we have an opportunity to stand together and to defend the ideals and the people that make our community so extraordinary. I am committed to ensuring that veritas will prevail.

Sincerely,
Drew Faust
 

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" I am committed to ensuring that veritas will prevail. "

So am I, Dr Faust, so am I !

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Is there "discrimination against Asian-American applicants to Harvard College" ?

You bet...

You will soon learn how many points are taken off the SAT scores of Asian Americans to "equalize" their applications/

And how many are added onto the scores of Black Americans, just because of their skin color

Another thing to look for is whether the admissions policies favors Jewish Americans, at the expense of European Americans.

These practices have been going on for Decades, and it is time they were discussed intelligently, instead of favored minority groups just being given "a Free Pass"

- M.H., Harvard Class of 1974-5

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Dr Faust should be asked to respond to THIS segment on the Tucker Carlson show

Tucker Carlson - Scientists Should Be Hired On Merit Not Race Or Gender - Diversity Police

 

 

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How much diversity on the Other Side ... Top Successes?

Top 10 Successful Harvard Students

 

Some bizarre picks here : Conan OBrien more successful than JFK??  haha

This tells us a lot about the age and intelligence of those doing the voting.

Not many non-Democrats here. So we should be able to guess the pollsters' politics too.

BTW, Obama was at Harvard LAW School (allegedly), not at Harvard college.  

"Obama's accomplishments are unprecendented"  (haha. sure. but what were they?  ... crimes?)

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THE CULTURE that Drew Faust fostered at Harvard gave us THIS:

Snowflake Insanity!
 

RACIST! Harvard Medical School Ashamed of White Male Department Heads

The Harvard University Medical School has removed portraits of former department chairs from a lecture hall because the individuals pictured are not sufficiently diverse.

School officials confirmed Friday afternoon that the portraits of 31 medical school deans—which formerly hung in the school’s Bornstein Family Amphitheater—have been “dispersed” to various lobbies and conference rooms.

All 31 individuals depicted in the portraits are men, and while one is Chinese, the other 30 are also white.

Dr. Betsy Nabel, the hospital’s president, told The Boston Globe last week that the portraits do not reflect the diversity of students at the medical school, and suggested that so many portraits of white males may make medical students uncomfortable.

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(THIS AWARD shows what a Joke Harvard has become after years of "Diversity Policy")

Hillary Clinton Awards Herself A Medal For Having A ‘Transformative Impact On Society’

Clinton really is living up to her dictatorish ways. Harvard University has “chosen” (definitely no backroom deals here…) Clinton to receive a medal for her “Transformative Impact On Society.” The award is scheduled to be presented to her on Friday as part of the school’s graduation-week activities. Fox reports,

Organizers at Harvard say Clinton was chosen for the award because she’s a “champion for human rights,” a “skilled legislator” and “an advocate of American leadership” on the world stage.

Former Secretary of State and 2001 Radcliffe Medalist Madeleine Albright will deliver a personal tribute to Clinton, and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will take part in a keynote conversation with her Friday at the school in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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BEN Shapiro got a degree at Harvard Law school.

These remarks might have been addressed to someone at Harvard

- except that it is DONORS DOLLARS that are being wasted on some of the PC subjects, and the Grievance studies that are (sadly) offered at Harvard

"You're a waste of taxpayers dollars" Liberal Professor INSULTS Ben Shapiro, Ben FIRES back

 

(want to see a LIKELY WASTE of money at Harvard? Have a look at this):

the Undergraduate Program in the Department of African and African American Studies

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Greetings from the Director of Undergraduate Studies

The Department of African and African American Studies brings together scholars and scholarship from many disciplines to explore the histories, societies, and cultures of African and African-descended people. The field of African and African American Studies is not only interdisciplinary but also comparative and cross-cultural.

More about Undergraduate Studies in the Department

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Sadly, Harvard is SPREADING this material all across America

The Department of African and African American Studies offers a doctoral degree in African and African American studies, which identifies synergies in theory, concept and method across the African Diaspora. Given shared concerns around race, racism, slavery, colonialism, post-colonialism, modernity and other conceptual apparatuses for understanding Africa and the Americas, students are encouraged to think robustly about the similarities, differences and linkages within the African Diaspora. The program affords rigorous interdisciplinary training in the humanities and the social sciences, with a focus in a disciplinary field, leading to the PhD.

Nearly all PhD recipients have secured academic or professional careers in a variety of departments in universities throughout the nation. They can be found in American studies, African and African American studies, English, history, history and literature, music, political science, religion, social studies, and women’s studies. They also make substantial contributions to society through careers outside of the academy. 

https://gsas.harvard.edu/programs-of-study/all/african-african-american-studies

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HARVARD to diversify -- by recruiting from Trump country...

Lawrence Bacow promises a more outward-looking Harvard

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Lawrence Bacow takes over as Harvard University’s 29th president this month.

Lawrence Bacow has a new vision for Harvard University and it will take him all the way to . . . Michigan.

Bacow, who becomes the Ivy League institution’s 29th president this month, is out to shed Harvard’s image as a Northeast enclave for the country’s elite, in the age of President Trump’s muscular populism.

In a bid to win over middle America, Bacow is venturing into Trump country and plans to visit Pontiac, Mich., a once-thriving automobile city that has fallen on hard times. Bacow, who grew up in Pontiac, plans to announce that Harvard will collaborate with schools and other institutions in that community.

“The world has changed,” Bacow said. “We are well-represented already along the coasts. I’m not sure people in the part of the country where I grew up appreciate as much what institutions like this contribute to their welfare as well.”

> https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/06/30/bacow-promises-more-outward-looking-harvard/775WSyrNerKqGh8B06TM2O/story.html

haha.   Drew Faust's type of Politically-correct "diversity" may be on its way out

This can only be good.

(I could walk to Pontiac MI from  where I grew up.  This may mean real change, and a less Loony-Leftwing environment.)

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Towards the end of this, we hear about "good and bad diversity"

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IDW : The Discussion Continues

JDP : "May arguments are better, sharper" (thanks to debate)

Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro, Eric Weinstein, and Dave Rubin

 

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Proof !  The Admissions game is Rigged against Whites & Asians

Indian "Joe-Joe" got in applying as a black

"America's War on Standards"

Tucker Carlson Tonight 7/3/2018 - Breaking Fox News - July 3, 2018

 

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Seems like they prefer "unfair" diversity...

Report: Harvard, Yale Defy Federal Guidelines, Will Continue Racial Discrimination in Admissions

Report: Harvard, Yale Will Continue Racial Discrimination in Admissions

New reports suggest that Harvard and Yale are ignoring Federal guidelines against the use of race in university admissions.

report from Fox News claims that some Ivy League universities are doubling down on their affirmative action policies after receiving a “Dear Colleague” letter from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that requested they stop using race in university admissions. The continued use of race in university admissions practices put their federal funding at risk.

“It’s racial discrimination and it’s a quota. The quota today is against Asians, much like the quota back in the 1920s and 30s was against Jews,” Edward Blum, president of Students for Fair Admissions, said in a Fox News interview with Tucker Carlson. “You cannot remedy past discrimination with new discrimination, and that’s what colleges are doing.”

Both Harvard and Yale claim that they are simply exercising a right that was set out by the Supreme Court. Several Supreme Court cases have concluded that universities are free to use race as a factor in admissions processes as long as they don’t establish racial quotas.

“Harvard will continue to vigorously defend its right, and that of all colleges and universities, to consider race as one factor among many in college admissions, which has been upheld by the Supreme Court for more than 40 years,” Harvard spokesperson Rachael Dane said in a comment.

Recently, it was discovered that Harvard University was giving low “personal ratings” to asian applicants recruiters had never met or spoken to.

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Does a male have to be Transgender to join "the sisters"?

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She who lives by the (victim) card, may die by the card (rules)...

Cultural Marxism Update: First Harvard Sorority Shuts Its Doors Because Of Single-Gender Penalties

Delta Gamma became the first single-gender Harvard University group to shut its doors, citing penalties the school has introduced for groups that only admit members belonging to one gender.

The national Delta Gamma chapter announced the Harvard chapter’s decision to disband in a Thursday press release published Sunday in The Harvard Crimson.

“We respect the chapter’s decision and understand that the University’s sanctions resulted in an environment in which Delta Gamma could not thrive,” Delta Gamma national President Wilma Johnson Wilbanks said in the release. “We sincerely hope this changes in the future.”

Harvard students belonging to classes beginning with the class of 2021 cannot hold office in recognized student organizations, captain Harvard varsity athletic teams, or receive school endorsement for scholarships like the Rhodes Scholarship. (RELATED: Harvard To Ban Frat And Sorority Members From Rhodes Scholarships, Leadership Positions)

 

Delta Gamma is the first single-gender group at Harvard to close because of the new policy, but other groups have modified their membership to conform to the administration’s will.

The school’s Kappa Alpha Theta sorority announced in July that it would cut ties from its national chapter and rebrand as a gender-neutral Theta Zeta Xi chapter. Former fraternities Alpha Epsilon Phi and Kappa Sigma became co-ed in fall 2017.

The number of Harvard students rushing sororities grew from around 250 in 2012 to 286 in 2017, however, it fell to about 100 in 2018.

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An Alumni's email to the Harvard College Fund

(an actual case):

My Goodness, what are you teaching now, Grievance Studies?
 
Prediction: This is going to cost Billions in donations
 
 
(not just from me, haha, obviously)
 

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HARVARD Office of the President

Dear Alumni and Friends,

As I am sure many of you are aware, the University is being challenged in a lawsuit that alleges discrimination in Harvard College’s admissions policy. The case will go to trial next week, and I write today to share some thoughts with you.

Let me be unequivocal: The College’s admissions process does not discriminate against anybody. I am confident the evidence presented at trial will establish that fact. The Supreme Court has twice ruled on this issue and has held up our admissions process as an exemplar of how, in seeking to achieve a diverse student body, race may enter the process as one factor among many in consideration.

During the trial, the plaintiff is likely to make provocative assertions that will receive public attention and cause some to question our admissions practices. I want all of you to know that each Harvard College student is admitted affirmatively. Each student brings something special to our community and contributes to our rich learning environment in a way that is unique. Harvard would be a dull place—and not likely achieve the educational aspirations we have for our students—if we shared the same backgrounds, interests, experiences, and expectations for ourselves.

At the same time, this lawsuit has the potential to create divisions on our campus and in our broader alumni community. Reasonable people may have different views, and I respect the diversity of opinion that this case may generate. I would hope all of us recognize, however, that we are members of one community—and will continue to be so long after this trial is in the rearview mirror. What kind of community we will be, however, will be determined by how we treat each other over the next few weeks. As I said in my inaugural address, we must be quick to understand and slow to judge. I hope we will approach one another with mutual respect and consider all points of view, not just during the trial but also beyond it.

Every day on our campus provides countless opportunities to learn—both from the vast intellectual resources at our disposal and from those we encounter who make this community special. We have and will continue to embrace and celebrate diversity in every possible dimension.

All the best,
Larry

Lawrence S. Bacow
President
Harvard University

(received by email)

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Does Harvard discriminate against Asians? Ivy League goes on trial...

Harvard bias trial to spotlight use of race in college admissions

A lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American applicants is slated to go to trial Monday.
by Reuters /
Image: Harvard Ends Early Admission Policy

A student enters the Admissions Building at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Glen Cooper / Getty Images

BOSTON — A lawsuit challenging the use of race as a factor in U.S. college admissions will go to trial in Boston on Monday, when Harvard University is scheduled to face accusations that it discriminates against Asian-American applicants.

The lawsuit, backed by the Trump administration, could eventually reach the Supreme Court, giving the newly cemented five-member conservative majority a chance to bar the use of affirmative action to help minority applicants get into college.

“The case is critically important as it’s really about diversity at colleges all across the country,” said Nicole Gon Ochi, an attorney at Asian Americans Advancing Justice–Los Angeles who supports Harvard in the case.

. . . The U.S. Justice Department, which launched a related probe of Harvard after Republican President Donald Trump’s election, has backed the group, saying the Cambridge, Massachusetts, university has not seriously considered alternative, race-neutral approaches to admissions.

Conservatives argue that affirmative action, which aims to offset historic patterns of racial discrimination, can hurt white people and Asian Americans while helping black and Hispanic applicants.

SFFA said that its analysis of Harvard admissions data shows that Asian-American applicants are less likely to be admitted than their white, Hispanic or black counterparts.

. . . Harvard denies discriminating against Asian Americans, saying their rates of admission have grown significantly since 2010. Asian-Americans, who represent about 6 percent of the U.S. population, make up 23 percent of Harvard’s current freshman class.

It notes that the Supreme Court has previously held that colleges have an interest in enrolling diverse groups of students and may consider race as one factor among many when reviewing applications.

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Proof Harvard Blew It ...

Pow Wow! Democrat Elizabeth Warren Inadvertently Delivers Blow to Affirmative Action Scam

Pow Wow! Democrat Elizabeth Warren Inadvertently Delivers Blow to Affirmative Action Scam

Race-based hiring, admissions policy 'teetering on the brink'

The logic behind Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s claim to be a Native American is “fatal” to the policy of affirmative action, contends Powerline blogger John Hinderaker.

“If Warren is an Indian, then so are most of the rest of us,” he writes. “And most of us are also African-American or Hispanic. If everyone is an Indian, then no one is an Indian.”

Warren revived the controversy over her claim to have Native American blood with her announcement Monday of “proof” through an analysis of DNA. The conclusion by a Stanford professor, however, found she may be as little as 1/1024th Native American.

Then again, Hinderaker pointed out, she might not be at all, because there is so little Native American DNA in the database that several Latin American countries, including Mexico, are used as proxies.
Read more at https://www.wnd.com/2018/10/pow-wow-warren-deals-blow-to-affirmative-action/#vbyjb3VrwilSDXTe.99

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THE POINT of the Point adjustment was... ?

(favoring one Race over another -

since they look at skin color not the Home environment, or wealth of parents.)

R-A-C-I-S-T! Harvard Discrimination Trial Reveals Different SAT Standards for Asian-Americans, the Very Definition of Racism

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RAMPING up the Anti-Asian, Anti-White Racism...

R-A-C-I-S-T! Communist Front Group ACLU Declares War on Asian-Americans, Says Universities Should Punish People for Being Born Asian

If you’re white, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wants to see you wiped off the face of the planet – and it’s willing to trample all over Asian-Americans in order to make it happen.

The former civil liberties organization-turned-white genocide hate group is reportedly interfering with a pending lawsuit against Harvard University because it supposedly supports “white supremacy.”

And just what is this lawsuit all about? It has to do with Harvard’s discriminatory policies against Asian-American students, who tend to excel in academics.

And just what does a lawsuit pertaining to Asians have to do with white people? Everything, according to the ACLU, which has made it a top priority to suppress white people and keep them from succeeding at anything – at the expense of Asians, if necessary.

In a recent tweet, the ACLU claimed that the lawsuit pertaining to Asian-Americans, if successful, would “primarily benefit white students,” which of course means that it’s evil. At the end of this same tweet, the ACLU wrote, “#DefendDiversity.”

. . . Nowhere to be found on the ACLU’s Twitter feed are any of the countless examples of hate crimes committed by black people against White people (see what we did there?). One horrific example was the gruesome murder of white couple Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom by a pack of rabid black thugs.

Last we checked, the ACLU never covered this deeply disturbing story, which was similarly ignored by all national mainstream “news” outlets because it doesn’t fit the leftist narrative that all white people are evil criminals, and all black people are innocent victims.

It’s selective reporting designed to push a racist, anti-white agenda, which the ACLU has now fully embraced as well. Keep in mind that the ACLU openly admits that its purpose no longer has anything to do with civil liberties, and everything to do with “social justice,” aka vilifying white people and worshiping all non-white people.

 

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About the RON UNZ article

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Ron Unz

> Link: American Pravda: Racial Discrimination at Harvard

Here's some interesting background, as explained by Dr Patrick Slattery

MP3 : http://media.blubrry.com/rbn/s/content.blubrry.com/rbn/stream_2018-11-13_115950.mp3

Patrick Slattery does a deep dive into Ron Unz’s new article on Jewish privilege and anti-white discrimination at Harvard and other elite universities. Then he talks to callers about the implications of the article for our understanding of Jewish power.

"Unz more into the breech, Dear Friends..."

Dr.DD has also done three shows on this subject : #1 : #2 : #3 :

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Why Can't we just All Get Along?

Students form mix-raced organization at Harvard

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‘Union of Mixed Students’ serves around 100 members

Undergraduates at Harvard University recently formed a council of mixed-race students, the first of its kind on the historic campus.

Since beginning recruitment last week, the Union of Mixed Students “has attracted plenty of immediate interest, and its membership list now includes more than 100 students.” The group founders “want the organization to serve as an inclusive space for all identities shaped by the needs and ideas of its members,” The Harvard Crimson reports.

The paper reports that one of the founders “[saw] mixed race organizations at other colleges, and…wanted to replicate the same experience at Harvard, which did not have a mixed race group on campus.”

From the report:

[Founder Iris] Feldman said she was motivated to create the union to provide a space for people who felt their identity did not fall into just one of Harvard’s cultural organizations.

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Meantime, across the country

Ohio University considers minorities-only gym: report

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