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Notable & Quotable: Implicit Bias and Harvard

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Notable & Quotable: Implicit Bias and Harvard

The Wall Street Journal October 31, 2019
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‘In every other context, Harvard embraces the idea. ... Faced on the stand with such an accusation itself, however, the college declares the concept ludicrous.’

From “Harvard Admits Its Preferences” by Heather Mac Donald in the New Criterion’s November issue:

On September 30, a federal district court judge in Boston upheld Harvard’s use of racial preferences in undergraduate admissions against the challenge that they discriminate against Asian-Americans. ... Asian applicants receive lower personal ratings than whites with otherwise similar rankings. ...

Continue reading the entire piece here at The Wall Street Journal (paywall)

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Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith fellow at the Manhattan Institute, contributing editor at City Journal, and the author of the bestselling War on Cops and The Diversity Delusion. Follow her on Twitter here.

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