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Challenge to Mayor de Blasio’s Anti-Asian American Scheme

On Thursday this week, Pacific Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit challenging Mayor de Blasio’s plan to limit use of the standardized test that up to now has been used to determine admission to New York City’s elite high schools.

The mayor is unhappy with the current racial and ethnic mix of students passing the test, which is heavy on Asian Americans and light on blacks and Latinos. So his plan is to set aside 20 percent of the slots from now on for students who didn’t quite make the test’s cut but do go to schools that have been chosen because of the fact that mostly black and Latino, and relatively few Asian American, students go to them.

You can read more about the lawsuit here, and more about the mayor’s racial motives and why they’re unconstitutional in my earlier post here.

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