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“Sucks you have to put down you’re Asian,” a classmate told me my senior year while I was applying for colleges.

It’s a move by the Trump administration’s Justice Department to end affirmative action, which has been backed by white conservatives for years, and more recently, small groups of Asian Americans.

Ironically, Asian Americans are cast aside in the debate over affirmative action on both sides.

Being stripped of an individual identity makes us easy political pawns, especially in the affirmative action debate.

Ross Douthat wrote a column in the New York Times that highlights how our ‘model minority’ label is exploited by both conservatives and liberals.

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