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AirTalk Live Event: Is there bias against Asian-Americans in university admissions?

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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. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

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?  

Join us for an AirTalk special event on Wednesday February 12, 2014. 6:30 PM-8:00 PM at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy downtown (Across the Plaza from the Japanese American National). 

Click here for more details and RSVP information

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