By Ed Diokno
It would be easy to describe the year as an awful year with the highlight – or, lowlight, depending on your point of view – being the election of Donald Trump.
But something was happening among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that might make 2016 a year to relish. The … Read more
Two Asian American students have joined Harvard in its effort to defend the schools affirmative action program for underrepresented students.
Both students are from Southern California and are current applicants to Harvard.
“Asian students and other students of color have to … Read more
The latest in a seemingly never ending barrage of anti-affirmative action lawsuits has been filed by Edward Blum and his group Students for Fair Admissions, reports the Daily Princetonian.
The group is challenging the results of a federal investigation that determined there was no evidence that Princeton engaged in racial discrimination in it admissions … Read more
Harvard University is reluctantly turning over records of thousands of rejected applicants in a case filed by a group alleging discrimination against Asian Americans, reports Harvard Magazine.
Students whose records will be turned over will be receiving notices from the campus informing them of their options if they object … Read more
It was an unusual Presidential debate – to say the least – between Sec. Hillary Clinton and real estate magnate Donald Trump.
Early polls taken immediately after the debate at Hofstra University, showed that the Democratic candidate crushed the GOP presidential bet. It was clear that Clinton was better prepared and Trump’s … Read more
An anti-affirmative action group has won a court order mandating that Harvard release six years of data from its admissions process, reports the Harvard Crimson.
The ruling requested by Students for Fair Admissions stems from a 2014 lawsuit accusing Harvard of discriminating against Asian Americans through a quota system.
The data will include admissions application … Read more
A coalition of mostly immigrant groups from the Chinese community is calling on federal authorities to investigate racial bias in admissions against Asian Americans at Yale, Brown and Dartmouth, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The group is also urging Asian American groups to jointly file complaints against the three Ivy League … Read more
By Paul Lin
Correspondent, “Asian American Life” @AALCUNYTV
Should race be a factor in deciding who gets into college? While many institutions employ some form of affirmative action in college admissions, a case now before the U.S. Supreme Court may put a stop to that practice.
“Whenever these issues come up before … Read more