[Event] Are U.S. Colleges and Universities Barring Asian Applicants Based on their Race?

Start: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 12:00 PM ET
End: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 1:30 PM ET

National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project and the Center for Equal Opportunity will co-sponsor a panel discussion on the admissions practices at elite colleges and universities as they affect Asian American applicants.

Linda Chavez and her CEO colleagues will present and release a new study and report entitled “‘Too Many Asian Americans?’ Affirmative Discrimination in Elite College Admissions.” The CEO study illustrates that while Caltech admissions decisions are race-blind, its elite sister institutions Harvard University and MIT have established “ceilings”—or a limit—on Asian American acceptances. In addition to addressing the direct ramifications of their study’s findings, event panelists will also discuss the unintended consequences of these admissions practices, whether current regulations are adequate to address issues of racial discrimination in college admissions, and what additional role government or civil society may play in redressing racially discriminatory admissions practices.

All are cordially invited to join us at the National Press Club for this luncheon event.

To view the research study by the Center for Equal Opportunity, please click here.


Linda Chavez
Chairman, Center for Equal Opportunity


Terry H. Eastland
Senior Fellow, Center for Equal Opportunity

Althea Nagai
Research Fellow, Center for Equal Opportunity

Brenda Shum
Director, Educational Opportunities Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Yukong Zhao
President, Asian American Coalition for Education

Stuart S. Taylor, Jr.
Contributing Editor, National Journal

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