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    Brooklyn College Professor Under Fire for Controversial Facebook Post

    Brooklyn College’s distinguished computer science professor, Rohit Parikh, landed himself in hot water when he uploaded a derogatory Facebook status sharing his opinions on “illegal” immigrants, particularly those of Latinx descent. Parikh believes the Mexican community is unjustly “getting the lion’s share” of American immigration.   It can be speculated from his Facebook status that Parikh believes Mexican immigrants, whether legal or not, do not have a strong enough academic background to warrant being in the United States in record-high numbers.   Parikh, an Indian-American himself, compared Indian-American students to Mexican-American students when he wrote, “Indian Americans have the highest rate of going to college… By contrast, Hispanics have the…

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    Asian Americans versus Harvard: The battle begins

    Affirmative action: the ever so controversial policy that has many individuals in our society butting heads. Recently, there has been a question on this topic that has had many scratching their heads: does Harvard University admissions discriminate against Asian Americans? The first thing to address is the claims being made by the plaintiffs in this trial.  The case is purporting that Asian American applicants are being looked at on a higher standard, as opposed to other minority groups and white students applying. Junior biochemistry major,Jacky Fan agrees, commenting, “ I absolutely think it’s true. The asian community holds high standards to their children, and I guess you can see that…