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Jan 5, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Filipina American Dreamer Faces Uncertain Future

Filipina American Dreamer Faces Uncertain Future

posted by Brittney Le

Hilario and her parents when they first immigrated. Provided by Kenzi Hilario.

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Staff Writer

With immigration reform expected to come soon, many undocumented students in the U.S. are uncertain of what the future holds for them. Kenzi Hilario, along with many other undocumented API students, are continuing to work hard to … Read more

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Dec 31, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on James Ho Confirmed As Federal Judge

James Ho Confirmed As Federal Judge

posted by Randall

James HoConservative jurist James Ho has been confirmed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, reports the Dallas News.

His confirmation gives President Trump the most circuit picks confirmed in the first year in office.

According to the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Ho has received the President’s Award from … Read more

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Harvard Early Acceptance Rate Up for Asian Americans

posted by Louis Chan

Harvard LibrraryBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

In the face of a federal investigation into discrimination against Asian Americans, Harvard has announced its rate of acceptance of Asian Americans for the class of 2022 is up.

The university says early admittance of Asian American applicants surged to 24.2 percent this year. That’s up from 21.7 percent … Read more

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Dec 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Justice Department Aggressively Pursuing Discrimination Complaint Against Harvard

Justice Department Aggressively Pursuing Discrimination Complaint Against Harvard

posted by Randall

HarvardHarvard University has agreed to turn over documents requested by the Justice Department in its investigation of alleged discrimination against Asian American applicants, reports the New York Times.

The confidential documents contain both applicant and student records. The university agreed to turn them over if the DOJ reviewed them only at the offices of … Read more

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Department of Justice Ups Pressure on Harvard in Discrimination Investigation

posted by Randall

Harvard LibrraryThe Department of Justice is upping its pressure on Harvard in its investigation of discrimination against Asian Americans at the elite university.
 
A letter from the DOJ to the school obtained by the Wall Street Journal stated Harvard is being investigated under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans discrimination … Read more

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Two Sides of the Affirmative Action Debate in College Admissions for Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Harvard LibrraryShould test scores and grades be the only criteria for admission into college?

That seems to be the burning question in the debate over affirmative action in college admissions.

By now, you know the arguments.

Johnny had perfect SAT scores and a 4.4 GPA, how could he not be admitted to Harvard when others with … Read more

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Oct 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Silicon Valley: Race Trumps Gender; Asians Bump into Bamboo Ceiling

Silicon Valley: Race Trumps Gender; Asians Bump into Bamboo Ceiling

posted by Randall

 

Silicon Valley

Asians find it difficult to move into leadership positions in Silicon Valley

Views from the Edge

A new report concludes that Silicon Valley high tech companies have a long way to go to reflect the workforce of the San Francisco Bay area, one of the most diverse regions in the country.

 

Although a

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Justice Department Investigates Harvard for Discrimination against Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Harvard LibrraryThe Justice Department has confirmed it is investigating Harvard for violation of civil rights in connection with its affirmative action program.

Through the Freedom of Information Act, American Oversight and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law confirmed the review by the Department of Justice.

“This is a deeply troubling revelation that potentially threatens … Read more

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May 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Comments Made by Princeton Admissions Officers Add Fuel to Affirmative Action Debate

Comments Made by Princeton Admissions Officers Add Fuel to Affirmative Action Debate

posted by Randall

PrincetonDocuments made public by Buzzfeed through the Freedom of Information Act may give a boost to the argument that Asian Americans face discrimination in admissions.

The documents reveal comments made by admissions officers on applications to Princeton from Asian American applicants.

Common comments included “very familiar profiles,” “standard premeds,” or “difficult to pluck out.”

The … Read more

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Mar 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Likely Lawsuit to Allege UT Austin Discriminates Against Asian Americans

Likely Lawsuit to Allege UT Austin Discriminates Against Asian Americans

posted by Randall

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Austin

The same anti-affirmative group that twice went to the U.S. Supreme Court to sue the University of Texas, Austin, for discrimination is laying the groundwork for a third lawsuit.
 
My Statesman reports Students for Fair Admissions is recruiting students who feel they were unfairly rejected for a possible case.… Read more

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