That ugly exclamation rattled the ears of editor Michael Luo who, with family and friends in tow, headed to get lunch at a nearby Korean restaurant on the Upper East Side streets of Manhattan last month. Luo wrote an open letter in the New York Times to the white woman who roared it, telling her how such verbal daggers sever Asian-Americans from their citizenship. We shower sympathy on black and brown people; Asian-Americans experience but a sprinkle. This begs for amelioration. We must understand that a national conversation about racism that ignores the plight of Asian-Americans carries an unforgivable omission. Many consider the Asian-American story as bearing relatively few withering marks of traumatic racial struggle, partially explaining why their grievances attract scant attention.
The United States Department of Justice said in a court document that Harvard illegally discriminates against Asian American applicants. Photo: Caroline S. She added that Harvard continues to deny all charges of discrimination. Anti-affirmative action advocacy group Students for Fair Admissions first brought suit against Harvard four years ago. Helmed by conservative litigant Edward Blum, the group argues Harvard is trying to "racially engineer" its student body.
On Thursday, the U. The takeaway: Admissions policies that factor in race hurt both Asians and whites. The case is, on the surface, about discrimination against Asians.
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