Wednesday 22nd February 2017,

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Asian American Students Join Effort to Protect Affirmative Action at Harvard

posted by Randall
Jason Fong


 
Jason Fong at a news conference to speak out in favor of affirmative action

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

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Daily Princetonian: Anti-Affirmative Action Lawsuit Is Aimed at Princeton

posted by Randall

PrincetonThe 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

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Harvard Magazine: Campus Forced to Turn Over Admissions Data in Anti-Affirmative Action Case

posted by Randall
Harvard Business School

By HBS1908 –    Wikimedia Commons.

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

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Asian American Perspectives on Clinton-Trump Debate

posted by Randall

Clinton-Trump Debate 1By Ed Diokno

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

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Crimson: Harvard Must Release Admissions Data in Anti-Affirmative Action Case

posted by Randall

HarvardAn 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

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Blog: The Uncertain Future of Race & Politics

posted by Randall
Race in AmericaBy Ed Diokno

 

It has almost been a year since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the President of the U.S. The country has not been the same ever since. Even if the businessman/showman doesn’t win, he’s already done enough damage to the U.S. that will take years to recover.

 

I know my … Read more

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Most Asian Americans Support Affirmative Action

posted by Randall

affirmative actionBy Ed Diokno

Are Asian Americans being discriminated against by some Ivy League colleges? As a person of color, I just assume discrimination, bigotry, racial bias and stereotyping as just a part of life here in the United States of America. So yeah, I believe some Asian Americans are being victimized by the admissions process … Read more

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Asian American Groups to File Bias Complaint against Three Ivy League Schools

posted by Randall
Brown University

Brown University

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

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Preparing for a World without Affirmative Action in Higher Education

posted by Randall

Amy Hsin

 

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

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