No, I wouldn't call anyone racist because I know that personalities don't always mesh. Shoe on the other foot? I posted a link to about when I was hiring staff. I realize that sometimes the best paper resume isn't the best candidate for the job. I've hired staff for years. And while you need a certain level of technical ability for any job, you also know that some people don't have what it takes to do more than the technical stuff at a high level. Take a lawyer - it's great that you can cite the law backwards and forwards and know the procedural guidelines like the back of your hands. But can you persuade an adversarial party to take a course of action that's in your client's best interest? Can you make a judge like you within a few minutes of the trial starting? Can you convince a decision maker to hire you over the charming guy he met 20 minutes ago? None of that is on your resume. Now before we go too far down the road. See my other post about donors, legacies, athletes, students from select high schools. Factor that into the conversation and then come back to me with the race stuff. Are Asians large donors? Are they legacy admits? Are they big athletes? Did they go to the select high schools? ARe they low income applicants? If they are - were they not admitted while others who met those criteria were? Because Asians make up 20+% of the Harvard population while they're only 5% of the population. So, there's no discrimination strictly on the numbers - they're over-represented. So to say discrimination - you need to show that Asians are being discriminated against even within these non-race areas with specific lower performance - donors, legacies, athletes, low income students.