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Asian-Americans Largest Percentage Of UC Freshman Class
NBC11 ^ | April 19, 2006

Posted on 04/19/2006 8:30:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway

BERKELEY, Calif. -- The number of freshman heading off to college this fall in the University of California system will be at an all-time high.

Asian-Americans top the list of freshman with 19,896.

U-C officials say more than 55-thousand students who applied were accepted, a new record for the system.

This fall's record admission beat last year's, which was also a record, by about ten percent.

Officials say a relatively stable state funding situation meant U-C was able to follow a tradition of finding a place somewhere in the system for all students who met eligibility requirements.

Students have until May First to decide if they want to enroll.

A breakdown of the 2006 in-state freshman admissions:

Asian-American: 19,896 students, 36 percent

White: 19,685, 35.6 percent

Hispanic: 9,750, 17.6 percent

Black: 1,880 students, 3.4 percent

Other: 967, 1.8 percent

American Indian: 344 students, 0.6 percent

Decline to state: 2,720, 4.9 percent

Source: University of California. Numbers are preliminary and do not add exactly to 100 percent due to rounding.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aryans; asia; asianamericans; asians; china; india; indoaryans; uc; ucsystem; vietnam

1 posted on 04/19/2006 8:30:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Good for them!


2 posted on 04/19/2006 8:39:10 PM PDT by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: nickcarraway

Shocking!


3 posted on 04/19/2006 8:42:38 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: nickcarraway
Asian-Americans Largest Percentage Of UC Freshman Class
Asian-American: 19,896 students, 36 percent
White: 19,685, 35.6 percent
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Decline to state: 2,720, 4.9 percent

The 0.4% difference between Asian and White is much smaller than the 4.9% who declined to state their race/ethnicity. So, NBC should not state with such confidence that Asians comprise a larger share than Whites among the accepted applicants (and since the deadline hasn't passed, they really cannot be sure about the demographics of the entering Freshman class).

4 posted on 04/19/2006 8:57:01 PM PDT by heleny
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To: heleny

Besides, the term 'Asian' must be defined. In Britain, a person from the Subcontinent is 'Asian'.


5 posted on 04/19/2006 9:03:07 PM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: nickcarraway

But I thought getting rid of racial preferences in admission meant UC was going to be an all-white's club (sarcasm)


6 posted on 04/19/2006 9:03:41 PM PDT by newzjunkey (America for Americans: No amnesty.)
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To: All

I just noticed something! How did it end up being "Asian American" but "Black" in the category and not "African American" or simply "Asian"?


7 posted on 04/19/2006 9:06:00 PM PDT by newzjunkey (America for Americans: No amnesty.)
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To: neodad
Shocking!

To a Texan, I could understand how that might not be sarcasm but here in CA, eventual Asian-student demographic domination in the system has been a forgone conclusion if you're at all familiar with UC campuses with Berkeley being prime example.

8 posted on 04/19/2006 9:08:49 PM PDT by newzjunkey (America for Americans: No amnesty.)
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To: neodad

What's shocking about it? Asians study. There's no way there any less bright on average than whites. There are quite a few Asian-Americans in CA. Add that up, and you get a high fraction of Asians attending the U CA system. Also, CA's system is strongest in the hard sciences, where Asians are most likely to excell (first generation English speaker being no handicap, for instance).


9 posted on 04/19/2006 9:17:32 PM PDT by lostlakehiker (Not So Fast There)
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To: nickcarraway

They bust their asses, particularly with respect to education, and they are the only racial group more discriminated against in admissions than WASPs. I wish them all the best, they're willing to work for it.


10 posted on 04/19/2006 9:19:58 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Disregard the law of unintended consequences at your own risk.)
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To: CarrotAndStick
In Britain, a person from the Subcontinent is 'Asian'.

I've never heard it any different in the U.S., have you?

11 posted on 04/19/2006 9:41:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
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To: nickcarraway

Hispanic is not a race. What box would a student from Spain check?


12 posted on 04/19/2006 9:51:21 PM PDT by opinionator
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To: lostlakehiker

Asians are (generally speaking) more intelligent than those of European extraction...that coupled with hard work..and dedication to education excellence make them better students
than all other races...


13 posted on 04/19/2006 9:58:58 PM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: lostlakehiker

The Boston Latin School.which requires an exam,has a large percentage of Asians.

They work very hard,they don't play the victim,they don't use the race card,and they don't whine.


14 posted on 04/19/2006 10:00:26 PM PDT by Mears
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To: nickcarraway

In Britian they call the Indians and Pakistanis Asians.

Here in the US we usually use it for Chinese,Japanese, etc.

If we wanted to get really technical,the Israelis are Asians.



15 posted on 04/19/2006 10:04:27 PM PDT by Mears
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To: nickcarraway

Asian success in America shows that we aren't as racist as we're made out to be by the left wingers.

Of course a growing number of liberals I've heard want to categorize asian americans with white males. As people who exploit poor groups of people.


16 posted on 04/19/2006 10:08:22 PM PDT by ran15
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To: CarrotAndStick

Well the word 'white' includes many different groups as well including most all from mid-east


17 posted on 04/19/2006 10:56:31 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: nickcarraway

Amazing what freedom can do to some people.


18 posted on 04/19/2006 10:58:53 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: CarrotAndStick
Besides, the term 'Asian' must be defined. In Britain, a person from the Subcontinent is 'Asian'.

Last time I checked, the subcontinent was part of Asia.

19 posted on 04/19/2006 11:12:56 PM PDT by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: joesnuffy
Asians are (generally speaking) more intelligent than those of European extraction..

And that, my friends, is a load of horse dung. It's beyond meaningless to talk about intelligence as a racial thing. There's a lot more genetic variation within "races" (race is a suspect concept in and of itself) than there is between them, and to the extent that there are differences in performance, they're culture-dependent.

20 posted on 04/19/2006 11:16:42 PM PDT by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: Mears

What do you call Indians and Pakistanis, if not Asians? I always thought they were Asians. They aren't black. Are they white or are they native American?


21 posted on 04/19/2006 11:25:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
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To: nickcarraway

We just lump them all together and call them Middle Eastern

/s


22 posted on 04/20/2006 12:00:46 AM PDT by Marius3188 (Happy Resurrection Weekend)
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To: nickcarraway; freedom44; Alter Kaker

In US usage, 'Asian' refers to primarily people from East Asia and South-East Asia. In the UK, the term 'Oriental' is used instead.

Also, in the UK, people from the Subcontinent are referred to as 'Asians'(and never as a synonym for the term 'Oriental').


23 posted on 04/20/2006 2:15:03 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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University of Caucasians Lost among Asians.
24 posted on 04/20/2006 2:18:23 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: nickcarraway
If they become any more successful they are going to have to share their burdon of the blame for everyone else's failure just like us caucasians. At least then they'll know "they've made it". ; p
25 posted on 04/20/2006 2:23:48 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: nickcarraway

Jesse and Al won't like it.


26 posted on 04/20/2006 4:05:47 AM PDT by hershey
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To: nickcarraway
This stat is truly amazing when you realize the Asian population in CA. is probably less than 10%. When my niece graduated from UC Davis 10 years ago with a chemistry major I would guess over 60% were Asian in that major at that time. No Hispanics or blacks as I recall.
27 posted on 04/20/2006 9:49:51 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: nickcarraway

I thought they were called "East Indians" in the US.


28 posted on 04/20/2006 9:55:32 AM PDT by Gengis Khan
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To: Alter Kaker
Actually I believe you are incorrect...

Wolfgang Horn's work on the subject is pretty interesting and quite comphrensive...

He found Asians to be the most intelligent among races...however in specific Asian countries there were also regions within these countries that also showed differences.

For example people from certain regions of China were not as intelligent as people from Taiwan...

Horn also found that in some races females were more intelligent than the males of that race..this did not hold true for the majority of races.

Horn also found differences in those of Euro extraction among Canadians and Americans...as well as those from specific European nations.

Eskimos also scored remarkably high...

If I remember correctly Horn and his brother were the authors of an IQ test at least once upon a time used throughout the German school system...

Wolfgang authored the questions while his brother did the illustrations..

29 posted on 04/20/2006 8:48:36 PM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: CarrotAndStick

Actually, in the United States, for census and polling purposes, persons from the Indian subcontinent are ALSO "Asian", even of not in the popular perception.


30 posted on 04/21/2006 8:29:12 AM PDT by ketelone
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To: nickcarraway

On Culture: Can Your Child Compete with this "Driven" Asian-American?
National Public Radio "This I Believe"
by Ying Ying Yu Monday, July 17, 2006

Ying Ying Yu was 13 years old when her social studies class was assigned to write This I Believe essays. Yu and her parents immigrated to the United States in 2001. She starts high school this fall in Princeton, New Jersey.

“I believe in the power of duty to impel. Only duty will offer me something true, something worthy of my effort and the support of my family and country.”

Morning Edition, July 17, 2006 · I am a good child, obedient. I grew up in China, a country where education is the center of every child's life and a grade less than 85 percent is considered a failure. Grades mean more to us than a mother's smile, more than the murmur of a wish lingering on birthday candles. I had homework during lunch, math and language classes two times a day. There were punishments for not paying attention. I was beaten with a ruler. I learned to do anything to get a good grade.

I believe in duty, but that belief comes with sacrifice. The achievements I make come with a cost.

I remember first grade, the red scarf flapping in the wind, wanting more than anything to be the first one to wear it, that, the symbol of responsibility, excellence and loyalty. The first thing that flashed to mind when I put it on was how glad my family would be, how proud the motherland would be of the child it had borne and how my accomplishments would look on a college application.

All my pride, love, self-esteem -- they merge into duty. There have been times I wanted to throw away everything, but duty and obligation were always there to haunt me and to keep me strong. I would think: My parents and grandparents brought me up, my country gave me shelter, my teachers spent so much time building my foundations just to have me throw it all away? No, I can't do that! I must repay all that they have done. "I must," "I should," "I have to," all those little phrases govern my life and the lives of many of my classmates. We struggle on because duty reminds us that the awaiting success is not just for us. It's for our families, our heritage and our country.

I used to want to be a gardener. I liked working outdoors and the gritty feel of dirt was much more tangible than a bunch of flimsy words strung together. But I can never grow up to be a gardener. Everything I have done so far points to the direction of becoming a lawyer. That's a job my family wholeheartedly supports.

There is no other choice for someone who's been brought up by such a strict system, someone who has ambition. Here in America, there is almost a pressure to follow your dreams. I don't want any more dreams -- dreams are illusions. And it's too late for me to work toward another future, to let the foundations I have built go to ruins.

I believe in the power of duty to impel. Only duty will offer me something true, something worthy of my effort and the support of my family and country. Duty can bring me to an achievement that is greater than I am.

From National Public Radio: 'This I Believe' Essays, Monday, July 17, 2006


31 posted on 07/18/2006 12:02:10 AM PDT by John Carey
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