A tour group walks through the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2012. Harvard has been named in a complaint by a group of several dozen Asian Americans claiming discrimination in the university admissions process. Photo: AP

Why Asian Americans’ claim of Harvard admissions bias misses the point

Peter Gordon says their complaint that Asian Americans need higher grades to be admitted is right. However, universities do not exist for the sole benefit of those who attend; they need to pay attention to what’s best for society

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A tour group walks through the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2012. Harvard has been named in a complaint by a group of several dozen Asian Americans claiming discrimination in the university admissions process. Photo: AP
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Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon is editor of the Asian Review of Books. A publisher and entrepreneur, he has been active in technology, culture and international trade and investment. He is the co-author of “The Silver Way: China, Spanish America and the Birth of Globalisation, 1565–1815”. He has been a resident of Hong Kong since 1985.