Investigative journalist Asra Nomani was on WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall radio program last week, to discuss leftist attacks on race-blind, merit-based admissions to Fairfax County’s Thomas Jefferson School of Science and Technology (TJ).
“In this new era of woke activism, they want to bring in quotas and lotteries that are essentially race-based admissions criteria,” Nomani told Mornings on the Mall co-hosts Vincent Coglianese and Mary Walter.
“We want to increase diversity — absolutely,” Nomani said. “But we want to do it through a merit-based system.”
During the interview, Coglianese noted that, according to U.S. News & World Report, TJ’s minority enrollment is currently “79 percent minority.” Nomani asked, “What is it? We as Asians don’t count?”