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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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Oct 28, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Daily Princetonian: Anti-Affirmative Action Lawsuit Is Aimed at Princeton

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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Jun 27, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on #ThickEnvelope: Family Vacation at College

#ThickEnvelope: Family Vacation at College

posted by Randall

Campus tour
By Patrick Lorenzo
#ThickEnvelope

Summer is here.  School is officially out.  Homework is adjourned.  Ice cream is on your mind.  The weather is hot and trips are abound.  Whether you have a few planned itineraries or still trying to map out your next family adventure, consider including a college visit to your agenda.  Summertime is … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 24, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Supreme Court Finds No Evidence of Discrimination Against Asian Americans

Supreme Court Finds No Evidence of Discrimination Against Asian Americans

posted by Louis Chan

Supreme CourtBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A closer look at the majority opinion in Fisher v University of Texas reveals the four justices found no discrimination against Asian Americans in holistic admissions.

By a four to three vote, the justices ruled the University of Texas did not discriminate against Abigail Fisher, a White student who … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 23, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans React to Pro-Affirmative Action Ruling in U.S. Supreme Court

Asian Americans React to Pro-Affirmative Action Ruling in U.S. Supreme Court

posted by Louis Chan
US Supreme Court

Photo by Josh Berglund

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

By a 4-3 majority, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas as constitutional.

The case was filed by Abigail Fisher, a White student, who alleged the University passed her over for admissions in favor of … Read more

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Feb 9, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Preparing for a World without Affirmative Action in Higher Education

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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Nov 3, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Over 160 Asian American and Pacific Islander Organizations File Amicus Brief in Support of Affirmative Action

Over 160 Asian American and Pacific Islander Organizations File Amicus Brief in Support of Affirmative Action

posted by Randall

US Supreme Court

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), have filed three separate amicus briefs urging the nation’s highest court to uphold University of Texas at Austin’s (UT-Austin) affirmative action policy.

Together, the briefs represent over 160 organizations in support … Read more

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Sep 30, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Harvard Crimson: Princeton no discrimination ruling doesn’t clear Harvard

Harvard Crimson: Princeton no discrimination ruling doesn’t clear Harvard

posted by Randall

HarvardA recent civil rights ruling  in favor of Princeton  does not clear Harvard from similar charges that it discriminates against Asian Americans in admissions, according to legal experts the Harvard Crimson interviewed.

Harvard was sued by the anti-affirmative action group Project on Fair Representation last November. The lawsuit accused the university of holding Asian Americans … Read more

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Jul 16, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Politico: Use of affirmative action upheld at University of Texas

Politico: Use of affirmative action upheld at University of Texas

posted by Len Patel

University of Texas, AustinThe Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the use of affirmative action in admissions at the University of Texas at Austin, reports Politico (Photo by Thomas Duesing)

The case was filed by Abigail Fisher, a white student who blames affirmative action for not being admitted into Austin. Fisher gained prominence because … Read more

Guest Posts

Aug 30, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Why Fisher v. University of Texas At Austin Cannot Help #Asian Americans

Why Fisher v. University of Texas At Austin Cannot Help #Asian Americans

posted by Randall
US Supreme CourtBy Charles C Wang
Guest Blogger
I see  a cap against Asian Americans applying for admission to top colleges.  Is the cap an unwritten maximum quota limiting Asian Americans?  Quotas are illegal since Bakke was decided by the U S Supreme Court in 1978.   In fact, is there disparate impact?   
 
If we look at the Read more

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