Michael Wang has closely followed the trial over admissions at Harvard University , hoping it will change the college application process for future generations of Asian-American students. Wang, the son of Chinese immigrants, had an SAT score of out of a possible and a 4. He believes that was because of his race. Diep is a Vietnamese immigrant who faced discrimination growing up in Los Angeles and whose parents did not attend college.
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An Asian quota is a type of racial quota limiting the number of people of Asian descent in an establishment, a special case of Numerus clausus. In particular, it refers to alleged educational quotas in United States higher education admissions , specifically Ivy League universities, targeting Asian Americans , specifically persons of East Asian and South Asian descent, starting in the late s and ongoing, as of [update] ; such allegations are denied by the universities in question. Asian quotas are compared to the earlier Jewish quotas , which limited admissions of a model minority from the s to the s, and was denied at the time, but whose existence is now not disputed;     some have thus called Asian-Americans "The New Jews" of university admissions.