08 Oct '18 19:43>1 edit
@kazetnagorra said(KazetNagorra replied by Sh76.)
Clearly you didn't work as hard as ol' Brett, who made it to a legacy admission at Yale and prep school with "no connections."
If he were to apply to Harvard now, Brett Kavanaugh, by being born white, would
most likely be assured of a higher score on Harvard's personality test (a factor in
determining its admissions) than more academically qualified Asian Americans.
While racists may no longer be able to claim convincingly (it's long been false)
that white applicants are more academically qualified on average than Asian American
applicants, Harvard evidently does accept the 'reality' that white applicants have
on average 'superior' personalities over Asian American applicants.
There are university admission services (including run by white people) who encourage
Asian American applicants to do their utmost to appear as anti-stereotypically Asian
as possible, though that tends to make little or no difference to (mostly white)
admissions officers who stereotype Asian American applicants as ruthlessly as
almost all other Americans stereotype Asian Americans almost all the time.
A white American who learns some Spanish tends to get praised and rewarded for being bilingual.
In contrast, an Asian American who can speak well several *unrelated* Asian languages and
perhaps even some European languages tends to get dismissed as linguistically narrow.