AirTalk Live: Is There Bias Against Asian-Americans In University Admissions?

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Wednesday, February 12, 6:30 - 8:30pm
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Jessica Peng, left, and Lauren Sit talk about proposed college admissions guidelines affecting Asian students at Lowell High School in San Francisco, Thursday, April 23, 2009.

Southern California Public Radio invites you to join a live taping of 89.3 KPCC-FM's Award-Winning AirTalk with Larry Mantle. 

Studies suggest that Asian-American students at highly selective universities have mean SAT scores considerably higher than their classmates yet are rejected at a disproportionate rate.

Enrollment at the Ivies remains stagnant as the number of Asian students in the US has more than doubled in that period. Is there a benign explanation for these numbers? Rumors of discriminatory quotas abound -- what’s really happening? 

Host Larry Mantle discusses this topic with a panel of distinguished guests.


Prof. Richard H. Sander has taught at UCLA Law School since 1989. He has studied affirmative action and its impact since 2004 and is the author (along with Stuart Taylor, Jr.) of the recent book, "Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It's Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won't Admit It."

Prof. Nancy Leong graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University before attending Stanford Law School, where she graduated with distinction and was a member of the Stanford Law Review. Her scholarship and teaching interests include constitutional rights and remedies. She recently published an extensive article in the Harvard Law Review on the topic of Racial Capitalism. In the fall of 2013 she was a visiting professor at the School of Law at UCLA. 

Albert Giang is an attorney in private practice who has litigated numerous cases involving affirmative action in university admissions. He filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of 70 Asian American organizations defending the use of affirmative action. He has been named one of the leading “under 40” Asian American attorneys in the country. 

Made possible by a generous grant from the Salvin Family Foundation

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