Report: Asian Ivy League Applicants Coached To Be ‘Less Asian’

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According to a profile in the Boston Globe, many consulting businesses catering to Asian-American students applying to Ivy League colleges coach them to appear “less Asian” on their applications so they can distinguish themselves from other high-achieving Asian-American candidates. What do you think?

“It’s important to eventually be yourself.”

Curtis Barber • Gloss Applier

“Do they say which races should really lay it on thick with the ethnic stuff?”

Susan Williams • Scrapbook Consultant


“Stuff like this is exactly why I don’t like to think about race.”

Charles Willis • Risk Analyst