Supporters believe affirmative action is absolutely necessary for addressing systemic racism by elevating marginalized communities into spaces historically dominated by white, often wealthy men.
Efforts to dismantle affirmative action by arguing it discriminates against Asian-Americans have made headlines in recent years.
In 2019, a federal judge rejected claims that Harvard’s admissions policies discriminated against Asian-American applicants through affirmative action.
Public opinion polling consistently shows that nearly two-thirds of Asian Americans support affirmative action in higher education and the workplace.
16 out of fear over elite college admissions; however, Asian-Americans do benefit and need affirmative action.