For Asian Americans, the case has also revealed significant divisions in support for affirmative action, making it clear that the demographic can hardly be treated as a monolith.
Those cases have led to restrictions in how affirmative action can be used, but no case has actually ended the practice in its entirety.
The controversy over affirmative action, explainedPresident John F. Kennedy established affirmative action programs for government contractors by executive order in 1961 to advance the goals of “nondiscrimination” within society at large.
That counterargument gets at an issue that has long animated debates over affirmative action.
The analysis notes that Asian American students have been the demographic with the most growth at many of these top universities.