“Because of affirmative action, aren’t your poor students [black and Latinx] going to take away spots from the hardworking Asian students?
How do you feel as an Asian American teacher?” A middle-aged Korean American woman asked the question.
In light of the college admissions scandal and the resulting debates on meritocracy, some critics have attacked affirmative action in a misguided approach to make college admissions equitable, according to them.
However, research has shown that the push for socioeconomic affirmative action will not significantly increase the racial diversity among college students in the United States.
To build a diverse campus, colleges need to provide protections for black/African American and Latinx/Hispanic applicants while revising the admissions process that assesses Asian American candidates.