For any given open competitive academic slot, a non-Asian minority is less likely than an Asian to win that spot on average. In NYC, where Asians only comprise 14% of students, they are 70% of the population of Stuyvesant So the non-Asian minorities have now sued to get rid of the single test entrance exam. Their complaint is that they don’t get to take the expensive prep classes that Asians (of all economic backgrounds) take. But here’s the kicker:
The city began offering a free test-prep program several years ago for black and Hispanic students, but after a legal challenge, other ethnic groups were granted the same access to the course. Today, 43 percent of the students in the program are Asian.
So… who cares and who doesn’t care about whether they get in? Seems pretty clear to me. If you can’t compete with Asians on an exam, don’t attempt to study. Just cry racism. Maybe you’ll get the test dumbed down enough that 42% of non-Asian minorities get a 97 and you can pick students randomly. There’s a new firefighter lawsuit by the way. Not content to make the academic half of the test meaningless, women are suing for the physical part. Women are screened out from the physical exam at higher rates than men. Apparently they don’t do as well as men on “arm and leg lifts, arm endurance tests, hose dragging and stair climbing.” Absolutely shocking, I know!
“It’s a test that doesn’t really test for the abilities you need to become a firefighter, and screens out women needlessly and unjustifiably,” said attorney Marni Willenson, who represents some of the women in the Godfrey suit and is lead attorney on Vasich.