"helps government agencies track down terrorists and uncover financial fraud,"
Other ethnic backgrounds not hired Palantir:
- North Korean
- Former/current ISIS members
"Asians" may be a tad too broad. Chinese nationals? Hell, yes. I know of quite a few places that do something similar. The problem is that the idiots doing the screening cannot differentiate between a 2nd generation US citizen from Vietnamese or Hong Kong families, and someone who only a little while ago carried a nice red book and quoted the chairman.
What are the other 17 non-Asians? White, black, hispanic, pakistani, japanese, egyptian, etc?