Civil Rights Implications of Asian Americans Challenging Admissions

The Asian American fight for equality has been usurped by conservatives willing to dismantle affirmative action policy, a danger to the treatment of underserved students and civil rights era legislation as a whole. Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard is the most concerning, not in its current state, but due to its future implications. Presently, five conservative justices sit on the Supreme Court, which means that they have the power to end affirmative action in university admissions if the opportunity presents itself (Waldman). And if Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) and Edward Blum lose, it is very possible that this case will be appealed to the Supreme Court.

If race is completely removed from the admissions process, this will directly impact the college admissions of other marginalized groups. Prohibiting affirmative action may even reduce the percentage of Asian American students admitted to elite universities. What are other avenues in which Asian Americans can advocate for more diversity and representation in college admissions that would not challenge crucial civil rights legislation?

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