Asians all look same to Harvard and the Federal judge

In yesterday’s post on Judge Allison Burroughs ruling that it is legal for Harvard to engage in race discrimination, I wrote

why is it okay for the judge to imply that a group of Asians is lacking in diversity? “In her decision, Judge Burroughs defended the benefits of diversity … ‘The rich diversity at Harvard and other colleges and universities and the benefits that flow from that diversity,’ she added, ‘will foster the tolerance, acceptance and understanding that will ultimately make race conscious admissions obsolete.’” Isn’t the implication that if we assemble white and black Americans we have “rich diversity,” but if we assemble a group of Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Cambodian, Burmese, and Indian students we have a boring monoculture?

A reader pointed out that there is already a web site for the Ivy League admissions officers and their Obama-appointed friends on the Federal bench:

7 thoughts on “Asians all look same to Harvard and the Federal judge

  1. It is interesting that the dominant stereotype of Asians today is about the same as that of Jews 100 years ago — mindless drones skilled at imitation and memorization, who all look the same and admitting them to the universities according to objective measures of ability would destroy the ambiance (today “diversity”) of the leading universities.

    • And yet Jewish women in concentration camps designed and made the clothes of the wives of them highest ranking Nazi officers during WW II, while the rest of Germany wore the traditional basic clothes of Germany and Austria. They were fashion designers exporting to Paris and Milan before the war started. This is the kind of shit nationalism creates. Oh, 25% tariffs on French wine, Scotch whiskey, and Italian cheese go into effect this month. And 10% tariffs on planes from Airbus. From our nationalist in chief. I hope our economy is in shambles by the time the election comes.

    • @FriscoTX — there is no comparison between putting women (and men and children) in concentration camps, and tariff on imports which every country imposes, many at higher rates than US.

      And tariffs on imports was a vital source of revenue for federal government just after independence, so it is not a new concept invented by Trump.

  2. Phil,
    The comments above have reminded me that I have been waiting at least 1 week to hear your take on the supposed impending “impeachment” of the Trumpenfuhrer. What do you make of it all?

    • I have “impeachment fatigue” so I haven’t followed it. I had “Russia fatigue” from being born in the 1960s, a period in which all of our ills were blamed on the Russians. So I did not take seriously the allegations that the Russians were to blame for Trump. Similarly, on impeachment, haven’t the people who voted against Trump been talking about impeachment now for three years? Why should I pay attention now?

  3. Because until now they were only “talking” about it, but now they are actually doing it?

  4. Wow, I scored 3 out of 18 on . I didn’t think Asians all look the same before, but now I do. To quote Paul Samuelson, “Well when events change, I change my mind. What do you do?”

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