To get into Princeton, show ‘cultural flavor’ | Joanne

Asian-Americans look alike to Princeton admissions officers, reports Molly Hensley-Clancy on BuzzFeed. She analyzes documents produced in an Education Department investigation of alleged bias against Asian-American applicants.

Michael Wang filed a bias complaint against Princeton, Yale and Stanford.

One admissions official described an applicant as a “first-generation Chinese student whose own life has not been easy, trying to make the lives of others better through service. One of the best we’ll ever see from [high school].”

A second official conceded the applicant was “perfectly able…

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