Asian-American’s vote Democratic in large majorities….
They are discriminated against in American as are just about ALL people’s of color….
There is a case in the courts in which an anti-affirmative-action activist Edward Blum is suing for a group of Asian Americans are trying to get into Harvard by trying to change the school’s affirmative action admission standards….
The Trump admin Justice Dept. has of course joined in the case against Harvard….
The Republicans are moving to nationalize this local case and try to use it as an excuse to go after the very concept of affirmative action that has been use since the 1960s to try to allow more blacks a chance to gain access to higher education in America….
The American Right has never bought into the policy ….
THAT is seen by many as a subtle support for keeping racism as an American wall against Black’s and others of color….
Asian-Americans unhappy with the use of race “have an ear, because they occupy a pretty unique place in American politics: They’re non-white voters who are opposing affirmative action,” said Janelle Wong, a professor of Asian-American Studies at the University of Maryland who supports affirmative action.
Polling shows the group still overwhelmingly supports Democrats and largely disapproves of President Donald Trump. But for Democrats, Wong said, it’s “time to sound the alarm.”
“If Asian-Americans move to the GOP — that’s the end of the ‘rainbow coalition’ in the U.S., and that is a problem for the Democrats,” she said.
Led by longtime anti-affirmative-action activist Edward Blum, the lawsuit against Harvard is seen by many as the next opening to ban race in admissions — and its journey begins just after Trump added a fifth conservative justice to the Supreme Court, where the case is likely to end.
Students for Fair Admissions, Blum’s group, brought the suit against Harvard in 2014 and the Justice Department this summer joined in, accusing Harvard of discrimination in court filings. The DOJ asserted that “Harvard’s race-based admissions process significantly disadvantages Asian-American applicants compared to applicants of other racial groups — including both white applicants and applicants from other racial minority groups.”
“No American should be denied admission to school because of their race,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement at the time.
It’s just one piece of the Trump administration’s crackdown on affirmative action. The DOJ has launched separate investigations into admissions policies at Harvard and Yale, the latter of which the Education Department’s civil rights office joined. And the two agencies this summer scrapped Obama-era guidance that called on school superintendents and colleges to consider race when trying to diversify their campuses.
Civil rights groups see it all as a coordinated drive to end affirmative action….
Please re-read who has actually brought the suit and what governmental agency is supporting it….
This is just ANOTHER effort in the Political Right’s efforts to send America BACKWARDS….