“I am not Asian”

Whatever your stance…this is one that’s sure to generate some more conversation. Within admissions circles, it already has…

Lanya Olmstead was born in Florida to a mother who immigrated from Taiwan and an American father of Norwegian ancestry. Ethnically, she considers herself half Taiwanese and half Norwegian. But when applying to Harvard, Olmstead checked only one box for her race: white.

“I didn’t want to put `Asian’ down,” Olmstead says, “because my mom told me there’s discrimination against Asians in the application process.”

For years, many Asian-Americans have been convinced that it’s harder for them to gain admission to the nation’s top colleges.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE: Some Asian Students Don’t Identify As Asian For College Admissions.

Post Source: Huffpost Education

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