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

May 22, 2018 at 12:00 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.

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

Stuart S. Taylor, Jr.

Freelance Journalist and Author

Yukong Zhao


Asian American Coalition for Education

Linda Chavez


Center for Equal Opportunity

Center for Equal Opportunity