Ying Ma Discusses Racial Preferences and Harvard’s Anti-Asian Discrimination

United Chinese Americans Convention 2018, September 28, 2018

Ying Ma appeared at the United Chinese Americans 2018 annual convention to discuss racial preferences and Harvard’s anti-Asian discrimination in university admissions.


Correction: One of the slides in Ying’s presentation was unclear about the chances of admission to Harvard for different races. According to research modeling by the plaintiffs currently suing Harvard University for racial discrimination against Asian Americans, an Asian-American applicant with a 25 percent chance of admission would have a 35 percent chance if he were white, a 75 percent chance if he were Hispanic, and a 95 percent chance if he were African American.

More information about this issue is available here.

Additionally, Ying mistakenly said that her former boss, Ward Connerly, from the California Civil Rights Initiative (Proposition 209) was part Asian. Ward is white, black, and Native American.

Apologies for any confusion.

To view the lively discussion about affirmative action in higher education, please click HERE or player below. (Ying’s presentation beings at 34:18.)

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