In a nutshell, this lawsuit reflects the core of “the Asian American dilemma”: Do Asian American students with high academic achievement levels belong to a racial minority?
Now is the time to take Asian American histories and struggles seriously, and to include Asian Americans in the national dialogue whenever race relations are discussed.
While Asian Americans are generally academically high achieving and have a large presence on college campuses across the country, there are not enough Asian American centered curricula to acknowledge or appreciate Asian American culture, history, and politics.
Asian students and the Asian American community in general need to establish stronger intergroup alliances to firmly project the wide range of Asian American identities.
Existing research such as The Asian American Achievement Paradox by Min Zhou already explains how immigration laws have largely shaped the makeup of today’s Asian Ameican population.