These forces have found a strong ally in the Trump administration, which has leveraged the might of the federal government to threaten affirmative action.
This harmful myth perpetuates inaccurate narratives of homogeneity in Asian American communities; disregards significant socio-economic differences between ethnicities; and ignores the stark intraracial disparities affirmative action helps to alleviate.
In this column, we explore five reasons to support affirmative action in college admissions.
Affirmative action helps colleges take steps toward greater equity in admissionsOverall, affirmative action is a mechanism that has allowed historically excluded groups to attend college.
Affirmative action allows colleges to use holistic reviews to consider race as one of many factors under evaluation when reviewing applicants.