Some Asians’ college strategy: Don’t check ‘Asian’

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Some Asians’ college strategy: Don’t check ‘Asian’

Harvard University student Heather Pickerell, born in Hong Kong to a Taiwanese mother and American father, refused to check any race box on her Harvard application. “I figured it might help my chances of getting in,” she says. “But I figured if Harvard wouldn’t take me for refusing to list my ethnicity, then maybe I shouldn’t go there.”

Some Asians’ college strategy: Don’t check ‘Asian’

Harvard University student Heather Pickerell, born in Hong Kong to a Taiwanese mother and American father, refused to check any race box on her Harvard application. “I figured it might help my chances of getting in,” she says. “But I figured if Harvard wouldn’t take me for refusing to list my ethnicity, then maybe I shouldn’t go there.”
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