In Response to: Q&A: Marta Tienda

I find it bizarre that nowhere in Professor Marta Tienda’s discussion of college admissions (Life of the Mind, Feb. 4) does she mention the enormous discrimination against Asian American applicants practiced by Princeton and other elite schools, particularly given that her colleague in the sociology department, professor emeritus Thomas Espenshade *72, has done key work in establishing the presence and massive scale of this discrimination (see his No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal: Race and Class in Elite College Admission and Campus Life). Surely one component of a program to achieve the “equality of opportunity” to which Tienda refers would be ending the anti-Asian bias in the admissions process.

Vernon Shetley ’78