I am also an Asian American graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School, one of the specialized high schools in New York City.
The lawsuit, brought by the Pacific Legal Foundation ostensibly to contest alleged discrimination against Asian American students, targets changes to the city’s expanding Discovery Program.
Now, the Pacific Legal Foundation and similar groups have begun to challenge even race-neutral measures to promote diversity.
But I believe our struggles are being distorted and weaponized by the Pacific Legal Foundation and similar groups for ulterior purposes.
Some Asian American advocates have proposed building a new specialized high school in Queens, where many of the Asian American specialized high school students reside, to reduce commutes of three and four hours for students trying to get to and from school.